Miss All American Beauty

Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
Photo of Rose Charles de Gaulle Don't get me started on the re-naming of popular roses: this one was originally named Maria Callas. For what today would be trivial image issues they took away a perfectly good name and in its place gave one so long it is of no practical use. Call the rose MAB. Everyone else does.

Fortunately for us the name may be among the chief impediments to growing it. The luminous flowers are very large, fragrant, and plentifully produced on a vigorous, healthy plant. Some of us could wish it were a little more branched, but it is better in this respect than most hybrid teas and hybrid perpetuals.

ARS members rate it 7.7 and it is available from almost every supplier of hybrid tea roses. Remember to order in multiples of three.

Meilland, France 1965
Zone 5-10
Hybrid Tea
Digital Camera: Fuji Finepix 2800
Rose: Vintage Gardens Roses, Jun 2003
Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2003. All rights reserved.