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PlantFiles: Hybrid Tea Rose, Romantica Rose
Rosa 'Frederic Mistral'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Frederic Mistral
Additional cultivar information: (aka MEItebros, Frederic Mistral, The Children's Rose)
Hybridized by Meilland; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1994

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Hybrid Tea

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:
Light pink (lp)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly

Can be trained as a standard or tree form

Patent Information:

Other Details:
Resistant to black spot
Resistant to mildew
Resistant to rust

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From hardwood heel cuttings
By grafting
By budding

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral birder17 On Nov 21, 2010, birder17 from Jackson, MO (Zone 6b) wrote:

This rose is just "okay", but really, how can any rose just be "okay"? I love all roses. I am comparing it to the other roses I have in my gardens. It gets quite large. I bought this rose in a five gallon container in Sp. 2009 and this fall, 2010, it is 5 1/2' tall and 4' wide
The fragrance is good - not the most outstanding that I have - but quite fragrant.
It has quite a bit of black spot - but I spray only a couple of times a season and this area has a lot of humidity. The 4" blooms are medium to light pink. I don't like it that they fade and turn brown around the edges. (why I put "neutral") So, it would not be the best for bringing inside.
Japanese Beetles love it, but they like all my roses.

Positive fatcatzz On May 4, 2010, fatcatzz from Athens
Greece wrote:

I'm not really a gardener, but I've become acquainted with this rose via my daughter-in-law, who has one growing outside her kitchen window. It is truly spectacular, apparently needs almost no attention, & its large, perfect blossoms have the most amazing fragrance.
You should all know it also does beautifully in the north Seattle area, where my son & family live. It is so stunning that they were thinking of transplanting it when they move, which is how we discovered its identity tag, which revealed the variety name.

Positive sayma On May 1, 2007, sayma from Tujunga, CA wrote:

Just got this rose, pale pink, lots of petals and smells wonderful!

Positive Gindee77 On Jun 5, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is such a gorgeous rose. The blooms are perfect and have the most wonderful scent. It's also very photogenic.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Redding, California
Sebastopol, California
Tujunga, California
Hampton, Illinois
Thibodaux, Louisiana
Metamora, Michigan
Jackson, Missouri
Kure Beach, North Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
Sterling, Virginia
Seattle, Washington

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