Scarlet Meidiland

Remontant & Foliferous
Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
Photo of Rose Charles de Gaulle There is an unfortunate tendency in the US to train large-flowered roses as standards (or tree roses). The truth is that foliferous small flowered roses are much more suitable. Large flowered roses tend to be too stick-like, and the flowers gain little by being placed on a standard. Short roses that are highly branched, however, make natural looking growth and the smaller flowers are moved nearer the eyes and against better backgrounds where thay make a bigger impact.

In this case the durable and foliferous Scarlet Meidiland is trained on a four or five ft standard and the effect is quite remarkable. I'm sure that if the rose is deadheaded regularly this sort of show can be seen several times per year. You just don't get this with large-flowered rose.

Scarlet Meidiland is rated 7.7 by ARS members.

Meilland, France 1987
Zone 4-9
Digital Camera: Fuji Finepix 2800
Rose: Petaluma Roses, Jun 2003
Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2003. All rights reserved.