• Exciting (hybrid tea, Meilland, 1958)
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Medium red Hybrid Tea.
Exhibition name: Roter Stern
Bred by Meilland International (France, 1958).
Red. None / no fragrance. Double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Hardy. 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) .
Rouge Meilland (hybrid tea, Meilland, 1949) × Kordes' Sondermeldung (floribunda, Kordes 1951)
Agel states breeder is Kölle.
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