Rose (Rosa 'Francois Rabelais') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Francois Rabelais'
'MEInusian'
'Rabelais'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Medium red
Extra Bloom Info: Medium to large, very full, in clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Floribunda
Other: Romantica
Growth Habit: Short, 2-3 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Meilland International, 1998
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 6 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: (Tchin-Tchin x Mathias Meilland) x Lilli Marleen

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Comments:
Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 16, 2011 3:11 PM

One of the Romantica series of roses and in my opinion one of the prettiest. A small shrub that never tries to grow large for me. Beautiful strongly ruffled full blooms are on the small side and a color that is hard to describe. I have two of Francois Rabelais. One is in the front yard in Floribundaville and I loved it so much I added another in the backyard grouped with America and Ruffled Cloud.

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