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Francis Meilland Hybrid Tea Rose

And the envelope please? The 2013 All-America Rose Selections (AARS) winner for 2013 is Francis Meilland. This showstopping, hardy hybrid tea won the top rose award in the United States, as well as awards in Europe. Francis Meilland will add lots of glam to your garden with large, rich white blooms with soft pink centers. Each flower measures 4 inches in diameter and has 60-65 petals. Blossoms also exhibit a strong fruity and citrusy scent. This tall hybrid tea -- it grows over 6 feet tall -- is ideal for a showy centerpiece, and the blooms make gorgeous bouquets.

Name: Francis Meilland Rosa 'Meitroni'

Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

Size: To 7 feet tall and 3 feet wide

Zones: 5-9

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