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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Chicago Peace and Peace Roses

The Peace rose, according to Wikipedia, is the most famous and most successful rose of all time. More than 100 million plants have been sold by 1992.

Peace Rose

Formally called Madame A. Meilland, after its creator French horticulturist Francis Meilland. When Germany invaded France in 1939, he sent cuttings to Italy, Turkey, Germany, and the United States in order to protect it. After World War II ended, Peace roses were sent to each delegation at the inaugural United Nations meeting in San Francisco.

Chicago Peace is a hybrid tea rose with similar growth but with pinker petals.

Chicago Peace Rose

More pictures can be found in Gardening Updates.

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  1. I love the Peace blooms -- both Chicago Peace and original Peace. They have such a gorgeous glow.

  2. Chicago Peace is soooo beautiful! Never seen this before. Hubby is growing roses here too but because of our weather, it doesn't bloom that nice. I also embarassed to even post about it.

  3. Nikki,
    They're such huge blooms. The bushes are pretty big and really prolific too.

    You should definitely post about it. Some plants don't grow so well for me here either. It's a trade-off.


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