A rose with great flowers, fragrance and meaning, the Peace Rose as it is now called has won many awards and is such a good rose it has stood the test of time.
Released by Meilland in 1945 the Peace rose is a hybrid tea rose, vigorous, tall growing and one of the most famous roses of all time.
Large yellow flowers blushed with pink to red on the edges, available as a climbing rose which well suits its growth habit
This is also a fragrant rose. Glossy deep green foliage and a history that intrigues. The rose was bred in the 1930s by Francis Meilland as seedling 3-35-40 and originally named Rosa ‘Madame A. Meilland’.
With the invasion of France apparent to all, Meilland decided to save this rose, he sent cuttings to Italy, Germany and Turkey and it is those that reached Robert Pyle of the Conrad Pyle Co in the United States that were later named Peace.
Care and Planting your Peace rose
With a little deadheading you will have flowers from spring right through summer, so this is a task well worth carrying out.
Best grown in a position in full sun or at least 6 hours of good sun a day and a well drained soil, water your new plant well the day before planting and you are ready to plant.
- Weed the area well and dig the soil over.
- Dig in some well rotted compost and aged cow manure.
- Prepare a planting hole the same depth that the rose was in the container.
- Gently remove the plant from the container.
- Place in the planting hole and backfill.
- Water in well with a liquid seaweed fertiliser.
- Lightly mulch around the plant.
- Water deeply as the soil dries over the first spring and summer.
We suggest using a general purpose rose food such as Sudden Impact for roses with an application every 8 weeks from early spring through summer. Regular seaweed fertiliser application will also help keep your Peace Rose Bush flowering freely.
Peace Roses are available for sale online from the following participating nurseries
Bare rooted and potted. Old World, David Austin, Bush & Standard Roses. Over 400 varieties available by Mail Order.
Australia's leading rose supplier. Large range of all types, including new releases. Bare-root plants by mail order Australia wide, June - August. Visit our informative website. 100 page colour catalogue available.
400 Galston Road, Galston NSW 2159
Huge range of potted roses available all year - weeping, standards, climbing, groundcover, bush, David Austin, Smooth Touch, Old World, New Releases. Rose Garden Design Service.