Rosa ‘Peace’

Family : Rosaceae

Class : Hybrid Tea

 

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Text and pictures © Giuseppe Mazza

 

 

English translation by Peter Thompson

 

 

 

Without any doubt one of the most beautiful roses of the twentieth century, created in France by Meilland in 1942, and used as a symbol, in the post-war period, of the renewed peace between peoples.

Enormous flower, with 40-43 pale yellow petals, a pink margin and an intense perfume which lasts for a very long time.

It is known also as ‘Béke’, ‘Fredsrosen’, ‘Gloria Dei’, ‘Madame Antoine Meilland’ and ‘3-35-40’, the famous abbreviation with which it was sent to USA in the middle of the war.

Parentage :

Seed : ( ‘George Dickson’ × ‘Souvenir de Claudius Pernet’ ) × ( ‘Joanna Hill’ × ‘Charles P. Kilham’ )

Pollen : ‘Margaret McGredy’

Awards :

1942 - Lyon Rose Trials : Gold Medal

1944 - Portland Rose Trials : Gold Medal

1946 - All-America Rose Selection

1947 - American Rose Society : National Gold Medal Certificate

1947 - Royal National Rose Society : Gold Medal

1965 - The Hague Gold Medal

1976 - World Federation of Rose Societies : Rose Hall of Fame (The World’s Favourite Rose)

1998 - Court of Show / Honor : Baton Rouge Rose Society - Patrick Henry Rose Society

1999 - Belleville Area Rose Society Summer Show : King of Show

1999 - Court of Show / Honor : Missoula Rose Society - Potomac Rose Society

1999 - Rosexpo Montreal : Best Yellow Rose

2000 - Medford Rose Society : King of Show

2000 - Queen of Show : Greater Cincinnati Rose Society - Marin Rose Society

2001 - Court of Show / Honor : Rogue Valley Rose Society 2001 - St. Vrain Rose Society

2001 - Queen of Show : Cleveland & Lincoln County Rose Society Show - York Area Rose Society

 

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