Francis Meilland RoseFrancis Meilland Rose. "Rosa Francis Meilland" is also known as "Prince Jardinier" and "Schloss Ippenburg."
Developed by Alain Meilland, of Meilland International, in France in 2006, it has won awards in the United States and Europe.
It was named in honor of the Peace Rose creator, Francis Meilland.
It is a prolific rose, with up to 65 petals. Its foliage is dark green and at full height, it can reach about six feet.
Star Roses, a company I photographed for while in Cupertino, says Frances Meilland's fragrance is "strong, fruity and citrusy."
This photo was taken at the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden in California. The award-winning garden is a wonderful place to visit, so if you visit Silicon Valley, put this garden on your to-do list.
(Please note the photo used for display in this post has been considerably reduced in quality to prevent theft.)