Rosa ‘Alain’

Family : Rosaceae

Class : Floribunda


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Text and pictures © Giuseppe Mazza



English translation by Peter Thompson




Created in France in 1948 by Meilland, and dedicated to their son Alain, born in 1940 in the middle of the Second World War.

Small thick clusters, with 12-16 crimson, perfumed petals

Parentage :

Seed : ‘Guinée’ × ‘Skyrocket’

Pollen : ‘Orange Triumph’

Awards :

1946 - Lyon Gold Medal : Lyon Rose Trials

1948 - Geneva Golden Medal

1948 - Royal National Rose Society : Trial Ground Certificate


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