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Hybrid Tea Rose 'Francis Meilland'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Francis Meilland
Additional cultivar information:(PP19970; aka Pretty WomanŽ, Prince JardinierŽ, Schloss Ippenburg, MEItroni)
Hybridized by Meilland
Registered or introduced: 2007
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Hybrid Tea


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)

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

Mid Summer



Patent Information:


Other Details:

Resistant to black spot

Resistant to mildew

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

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Foliage Color:

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

Calexico, California

Hayward, California

San Jose, California

Meridian, Idaho

Nampa, Idaho

Des Moines, Iowa

Echo, Louisiana

Roslindale, Massachusetts

Ypsilanti, Michigan

Amelia Court House, Virginia

Purcellville, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 16, 2016, ponderosa100 from Meridian, ID wrote:

Just planted this rose and it is a fast grower with beautiful red basal canes and shiny leaves- looking forward to many great roses!


On Jun 27, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Excellent exhibition form, high-center to cupped, very full (avg 37 petals), large (5") white flower with light pink center (turning all white in the heat of summer), very fragrant. Good cut flower.

Highly resistant to black spot and powdery mildew. Vigorous. Hardy to Z5 (and probably to 9b). Its landscape durability compares favorably with the Knockouts.

If you like hybrid tea roses, this is as good as they come.

2013 AARS winner. Winner of numerous European rose awards, including the 2008 ADR (Germany's trial for performance with little maintenance and no fungicide, like the Earthkind trials in the USA).

Listed as a top performer by the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden, where no fungicides are used.... read more


On Sep 19, 2013, 80s_child from Hayward, CA wrote:

This is beautiful rose,LARGE FORMAL CREAMY WHITE-ISH BLOOMS WITH STRONG FRAGRANT,Just Rich,BOLD & Beautiful HT Rose & BEST of all >> Disease FREE!
BUT with 2 >> problems,
1.Gets real TALL, HIGH as almost 7 foot tall ,with VERY LONG CANES ... Needs punning more often!!~!
2. when is done with full bloom , after couple days,.Pedals start loosing up & blown away by breeze, Pretty quick...DON'T last long .... BUT gives u LARGE FULL DOUBLE SIZE WHITE ROSE WITH hint of light pink.. SUCH AS IN SUMMER IS PURE WHITE!
VERY STRONG FRAGRANT, Lovely & beautiful BIG & BOLD delicious creamy looking rose , BUT sad thing about it,..BLOWN away quickly :(