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class: Hybrid Tea Rose
breeding: Meilland, 1945
photographed by Daphne Filiberti in her garden
From Harkness' Roses: "Everyone who admires delicacy and grace ought to see 'Michèle Meilland', which is lovely in its
dark smooth stems, its leaves, and its slim blooms. The color varies greatly, from a ghostly
pallor to a jolly flush; and I believe when one's back is turned, 'Michèle' makes herself up on
the sly, and favours a touch of yellow or even orange in her powder."
These roses are some of my favorites in bouquets. The bush is full and more than a little like a Tea.
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