- Deciduous shrub
- USDA hardiness zones:
Meiroupis' is a large-flowered climbing rose (Romantica series) introduced by the House of Meilland of Cote d'Azure, France. It was patented (PP9,994) in 1997 and is being marketed under the name of COLETTE. Romanticas are generally noted for their vigorous growth, strong fragrance, good disease resistance, repeat bloom, good winter hardiness and old rose feel. COLETTE typically grows 5-7' tall and features 2-5 ruffled, double pink blooms (3-3.5\ diameter) per stem. Blooms from May to frost. Glossy dark green foliage. Also sold under the tradename JOHN KEATS."
- Full sun
Grow in medium moisture, slightly acidic, well-drained garden loams in full sun. Best flowering and disease resistance generally occur in full sun. Water deeply and regularly (mornings are best). Avoid overhead watering. Good air circulation promotes vigorous and healthy growth and helps control foliar diseases. Summer mulch helps retain moisture, keeps roots cool and discourages weeds. Remove spent flowers to encourage rebloom. Crowns appreciate winter protection in cold winter areas such as St. Louis. Remove and destroy diseased leaves from plants, as practicable, and clean up and destroy dead leaves from the ground around the plants both during the growing season and as part of a thorough cleanup during winter (dormant season). Prune as needed in late winter to early spring.
Size and growth:
- 5.0 to 7.0 feet
- 3.0 to 4.0 feet
Bloom / flowers:
- May - To frost
- Pink (double)
Showy flowers, Fragrant flowers, Pink, and Butterflies
Large-flowered climbing rose for walls, arbors, trellises, along fences or around pillars.
Roses are susceptible to a large number of diseases, the most common of which are black spot, powdery mildew, rust and rose rosette. Although good cultural practices are the first line defense in disease control, regular preventative fungicide applications throughout the growing season are usually required, particularly in humid climates with regular rainfall such as the St. Louis area. Potential insect problems include aphids, beetles, borers, scale, thrips, rose midges, leafhoppers and spider mites. Local rose associations and extension services are usually able to offer specific recommendations and advice for selecting and growing roses.