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Melody Parfumee - Grandiflora Rose

Melody Parfumee

Grandiflora. Bred by Dorieux in France in 1998.
Use:
 
Bed, Border
Color:
 
Mauve
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Strong Old Rose & Citrus
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Large - about 4.5 inches
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 2 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments The plant produces relatively large mauve flowers that are rich with scent. The plant has adequate vigor and is resistant to mildew and rust. It's a lot like what you would hope for in a cross of the fragrant Dioressence and the easy-care Stephen's Big Purple. Jackson & Perkins kept this rose in their lineup for more than three years. That is a long time for most roses. Only Mister Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, and a handful of others have managed the same record. If this is any indication of its quality, it is probably a very good rose.