The Peace Rose is the most widely planted rose in the world! This Hybrid tea rose set the standard for all modern tea roses of its century.
It is renowned for its vigor, blooms and foliage.
This rose is considered by many as the greatest rose ever bred!
It was introduced in 1939 by French breeder Francis Meilland. Because of its impressive size, and the longevity of the flowers, it was an instant success.
Supplied in a 4.5 litre pot
Type Hybrid Tea Rose
- Hybridizer Meilland 1945
- Blooms Yellow, edged in pink flowers are 5-6" across, with 40-45 petals globular blooms are exhibition form
- Growth Habits Grows vigorous, tall, upright, bushy 5-6'
- Foliage large size, dark green, glossy, leathery
- Fragrance slight
- Awards Portland Gold medal 1944, AARS 1956, Royal National Rose Society Gold medal 1947, AARS Gold medal 1947, Golden Rose of the Hague 1965
- Hardy Zone 5-9
- A vigorous, upright, tall, bushy plant, that exhibits more vigor than the average bush.
- Gold/orange buds, unfold to produce blossoms that are a golden yellow with pink edges, in a globular, exhibition form.
- This Hybrid Tea rose grows 5-6 feet, tall, with a width from 24"- 3 feet. The large,deep green, glossy leathery foliage, is very disease resistant.
- Blooms have a sweet fragrance
- Makes a great cut flower with its long, sturdy stems!
- This rose is hardy in zones 4-9
- Some interesting history of the Peace Rose
- Hybridized in France, in 1939, but not sold until almost 10 years later.
- Hybridilizer, Francis Meilland sent buds to Germany, Italy, and the United States.
- On Sept 3rd of that year, war broke out., which cut off Meillands communication to his distributors in other countries.
- Germany called the rose 'Gloria Dei' (Glory to God)
- In Italy it was named 'Gioia' (Joy)
- Meillands distributor in the U.S named it 'Peace'
- That summer, secretary of the American Rose Society, sent to each head of the 49 delegations to the United Nations, a single 'Peace', in a vase. Each rose was accompanied by a note: 'We hope the 'Peace' rose will influence mens thoughts for everlasting world peace.'