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'Bolero ™' rose Description
'Bolero ™ (floribunda, Mouchotte/Meilland, 2004)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
96 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Floribunda.
Registration name: Meidelweis
Origin:
Bred by Jacques Mouchotte (France, before 2002).
Introduced in France by Meilland International (after 1997) in 2004 as 'Bolero'.
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 2004 as 'Bolero'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
White, light pink edges, yellow undertones.  Strong fragrance.  140 to 160 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Large, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters, cupped-to-flat, old-fashioned bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Large, rounded buds.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, compact, spreading.  Large, glossy, medium green, dense foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 3' to 4' (90 to 120cm).  Width: 2' to 28" (60 to 70cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Can be used for cut flower, garden or landscape.  Hardy.  produces decorative hips.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 17,841  on  3 Jul 2007   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/002,621  on  3 Dec 2004
Inventors: Meilland; Alain A. (Antibes, FR)
The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) of the new variety was the product of the cross of the `Kimono` variety (non-patented in the United States) and the `AUSreef` variety (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 8,143). The `AUSreef` variety sometimes is known as the `Sharifa Asma` variety. The male parent (i.e., the pollen parent) was the `Delge` variety (non-patented in the United States). ...The description is based on the observation of two year-old specimens of the new variety
Notes:
Breeder listed in the Rose Hills International Trials, differing from the patent declaration.
Released in USA and Japan only.