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Peace - Hybrid Tea Rose

Peace

Hybrid Tea. Bred by Meilland in France in 1945.
Rose Photo
Use:
 
Cutting Garden
Color:
 
Pink/Yellow Blend
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Slight
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Huge - about 6 inches
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 4ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments Once, not long ago this was the world's most popular and influential hybrid tea rose. The blossoms are large and well formed, and the color is pale primrose yellow with blushing petal tips. It is nicely branched, vigorous, and relatively healthy. This makes it a good garden plant - something that too few hybrid tea roses bred since can claim. Unfortunately there is not much scent.

BTW: The rose was smuggled out of France as the German army moved in at the beginning of WWII. It was distributed at the end of the war and it took the world by storm. Its influence has, unfortunately, been too strong: it caused breeders to focus on developing strong colors at the cost of good health, habit, and fragrance. Fortunately some of the ground lost has been made up since 1985 with the introduction of David Austin's Graham Thomas and Heritage. The movement has continued with Radler's Knockout and with the growing popularity of minis. The perfect, high centered bud that was once the whole of the rose garden is now but one part of a greater whole.