Francis Meilland, Love Song, Veterans Honor

sara_ann-z6bokJuly 1, 2014

I am encouraged by my Francis Meilland. It is putting on some new growth and had two blooms this time, looks like it might be putting on a third, I'm excited, it is a beautiful rose.

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sara_ann-z6bok

Love Song - I don't get very many one to a stem blooms on this rose, here's a rare one.

This post was edited by Sara-Ann on Tue, Jul 1, 14 at 20:14

    Bookmark   July 1, 2014 at 7:58PM
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sara_ann-z6bok

And Veterans Honor - I really like the looks of this rose, but mine seem to be weak stemmed, hope that improves as it becomes more established.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2014 at 8:01PM
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Prettypetals_GA_7-8

Love love love Francis!!! Judy

    Bookmark   July 1, 2014 at 9:20PM
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sara_ann-z6bok

Judy - Thank you, I love Francis too, it is one of those nearly perfect roses. and fragrant too!

    Bookmark   July 1, 2014 at 10:36PM
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Sylvia Weiser Wendel

Francis Meilland is a must for next year. Veterans Honor - show stopper! Loving Love Song - is it always such a delicate shade?
Sylvia

    Bookmark   July 1, 2014 at 11:33PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Love them all - but I agree that Francis is superb!!!
Love Veteran's Honor too.
Thanks! :)
Carol

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 12:49AM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Frances--wow! A beauty.

Hope your vibrant Veteran's Honor firms up by next year. I have a couple that are less vigorous than I'd like also.

Kate

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 4:16AM
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sara_ann-z6bok

Thank you ladies. Sylvia, the color of Love Song is lovely every time it blooms, it's a very nice rose. FM seems to be a winner, but may take a little patience and hopefully the vigor of my VH will improve.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 7:29AM
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michaelg(7a NC Mts)

Is anyone growing Francis Meilland without fungicide in the East, South, or Midwest?

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 9:55AM
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boncrow66

Francis is so beautiful! Love song and veterans honor are both beautiful too but Francis is breathtaking!

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 10:05AM
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seil zone 6b MI

They're all beautiful! I don't have Francis, might need to remedy that!

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 12:34PM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

Their all looking good Sara Ann! I seen your garden of roses in the picture gallery Fantastic!

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 2:38PM
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sara_ann-z6bok

Thank you everyone - I think Francis Meilland wins the day. It truly is a beautiful hybrid tea with that classic look and a wonderful fragrance, and seems to be disease resistant, you can't do better than that. For me it has taken a little patience, but it has been worth it. I think Andrea from Michigan had a bush shot of it last year, that might actually be a better climate for it. Hers was beautiful.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 7:33PM
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kentucky_rose zone 6

All 3 look beautiful!

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 7:19PM
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sara_ann-z6bok

Thank you, Kentucky_rose

    Bookmark   July 4, 2014 at 10:08AM
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