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'Pierre de Ronsard ®' rose Description
'Eden Rose 85' rose photo
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Pink blend Large-Flowered Climber.
Registration name: MEIviolin
Exhibition name: Pierre de Ronsard ®
Bred by Marie-Louise (Louisette) Meilland (Paolino) (1920-1987) (France, 1976).
Introduced in France by Meilland et Cie in 1985 as 'Pierre de Ronsard'.
Climber, Large-Flowered Climber.  
Cream, carmine-pink edges.  Moderate fragrance.  55 to 65 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, cupped, globular bloom form.  Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Tall, climbing.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  

Height: 39" to 12' (100 to 365cm).  
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Can be used for cut flower, garden, landscape or pillar.  Vigorous.  heat tolerant.  rain tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Australia - Patent No: AU-B-14689/88  on  19 Dec 1991
Application No: 14689/88  on  15 Apr 1988   VIEW PBR PATENT
The MEIVIOLIN rose plant was derived by the following breeding programme. DANSE DE SYLPHES as seed parent was crossed with HANDEL as the pollen parent and one of the resulting progeny a then unnamed seedling and identified as MUSIC DANCER was crossed as seed parent with CLIMBING PINK WONDER as pollen parent to make a MEIVIOLIN.
United States - Patent No: PP 6,892  on  4 Jul 1989   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 07/187,312  on  28 Apr 1988
The patent application describes MEIviolin as a climbing shrub.
Meilland also introduced a Hybrid Tea in 1950, 'Eden,' which produced a climbing sport that was introduced in Europe in 1962. These are both different from Pierre de Ronsard.
Participated in the 1987 Monza Competition. (Source: Website Roseto Niso Fumagalli.)