Rose (Rosa 'Royal Velvet') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Royal Velvet'
'MEIlotoup'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Dark red
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid tea
Growth Habit: Medium, 3-4 feet, upright
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Marie-Louise (Louisette) Meilland, 1986
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 7 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: 3-4 feet
Plant Spread: 1-2 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
Child plants: one child plant

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Most fragrant rose by reh0622 Aug 20, 2019 2:06 AM 153
May 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Jun 7, 2019 8:21 PM 468
A Virtual Visit to the Tampa Rose Society Show by mellielong May 12, 2015 6:37 PM 12
1 Last Vintage Gardens sale by Skiekitty Aug 25, 2013 7:01 PM 6
Vintage Garden's "One of a Kind" Sale by Steve812 Aug 14, 2017 4:11 PM 18
New blooms, first week of May 2012 by zuzu May 12, 2012 10:41 AM 29
Sale at Vintage Gardens by Skiekitty Aug 24, 2011 12:37 PM 3
Burlington Roses by Skiekitty Apr 29, 2011 9:35 PM 62

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