'Pink Peace'

(Pronounced: PINk PEA-cs)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Pink Peace'

'Pink Peace'

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'Pink Peace' is a well known and very fragrant Hybrid Tea rose with a distinctive rather hard dusty deep pink color. The high centered flowers are large (4-1/2" to 6") and the petals are among the largest produced on any rose.

 

'Pink Peace'

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The blooms repeat well throughout the summer and fall, and the flowers last well after cutting. There is also a climbing form of 'Pink Peace'

 

'Pink Peace'

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'Pink Peace'

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GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Pink Peace' is a well known and very fragrant Hybrid Tea rose with a distinctive rather hard dusty deep pink color. The high centered flowers are large (4-1/2" to 6") and the petals are among the largest produced on any rose.

The blooms repeat well throughout the summer and fall, and the flowers last well after cutting. There is also a climbing form of 'Pink Peace'

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:  
CLASS:

HT

 
SEED
PARENT:

('Peace' x 'Monique')  

POLLEN
PARENT:

('Peace' x 'Mrs. John Laing')  

BREEDER:

Mmeiland  

INTRODUCED:

'Pink Peace' was introduced by Meiland (France) in 1959.  

DATE:

1959 [ France ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    50 '     to    6 '           Width:    3 '     to    4 '



'Pink Peace' forms a tall upright bush that can reach heights of 6'. The canes are relatively stiff and thick  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage of 'Pink Peace' is medium green, leathery, and semi-glossy.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

r - Repeat. 'Pink Peace' starts blooming in April in the Texas Hill Country and repeat blooms in cycles until frost.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    4.50"      to      6.00"           Cluster Size:    1      to      2           Petal Count:    58 to 58          

The blooms are very large (4-1/2' to 6"), very double (58 - 60 petals), high centered, and deeply cupped.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

mp - medium pink. The color of 'Pink Peace' in a distinctive hard dusty pink, and the petals have an unusual thin blush white margin .

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

vf - Very Fragrant. The flowers of 'Pink Peace' have a very intense sweet fragrance.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 4 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Pink Peace' is very easy to grow for a Hybrid Tea rose, and tolerates poorer soils.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Pink Peace' is easily propagated by cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Requires sunny location to thrive
    ** Makes good cut flowers
    ** Makes good exhibition flowers  

ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

'Pink Peace' received the Geneva Gold Medal in 1959.

 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 454.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 355.

Scanniello, Stephen and Bayard, Tania. Roses Of America. New York: Henry Holt & Co.. 1990, p. 98.

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