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'Carina' rose Description
'Carina (hybrid tea, Meilland, 1963)' rose photo
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Medium pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEIchim
Exhibition name: Carina
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, 1963).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1963 as 'Carina'.
Introduced in United States by Joseph H. Hill Co. in 1964 as 'Carina'.
Introduced in France by URS (Universal Rose Selection)-Meilland in 1965 as 'Carina'.
Introduced in Australia by Treloar Roses in 1967 as 'Carina'.
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.  
Pink.  Moderate fragrance.  40 to 50 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Very large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long buds.  
Bushy, upright.  Medium green, leathery foliage.  

Height: 31" to 4'11" (80 to 150cm).  
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
United States - Patent No: PP 2,378  on  17 Mar 1964   VIEW USPTO PATENT