Hybrid Tea Rose, Romantica Rose 'Frederic Mistral'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Frederic Mistral
Additional cultivar information:(PP10004, aka MEItebros, Frederic Mistral, The Children's Rose)
Hybridized by Meilland
Registered or introduced: 1996
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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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 11, 2015, eledu from El Palomar,
Argentina wrote:

Yesterday, the gardeners of the Rosedal of Palermo (a great promenade with plenty of roses in Buenos Aires, Argentina) were cutting the roses, and give the public three cuttings of Mistral rose with instructions to plant them. They expect we return next year and told our experience with this rose.
Well see what happens...roses look beatiful...!


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.


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.


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

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


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.