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Denomination: 'Meiggili'
Trade name: Drift Peach Rose
Botanical Name: Rosa
Applicant/Holder: The Conard-Pyle Company
8 Federal Road, Suit 6
West Grove, Pennsylvania
United States of America
Breeder: Alain Meilland, Meilland International, Le Luc en Provence, France
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2010-05-20
Application Number: 10-6990
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-09-17
Certificate Number: 4873
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-09-17

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Oso Easy Peachy Cream'

Summary: The leaf blade of 'Meiggili' is medium sized with a medium to dark intensity of green and strong glossiness on the upper side whereas that of 'Oso Easy Peachy Cream' is small with a light to medium intensity of green and medium glossiness on the upper side. The flower of 'Meiggili' is a double type with a greater number of petals per flower than that of 'Oso Easy Peachy Cream' which is a semi-double type.


PLANT: shrub, upright to semi-upright growth habit
YOUNG SHOOT: no anthocyanin colouration
STEM: few prickles, reddish

LEAF: medium sized, medium to dark intensity of green on upper side, no anthocyanin colouration, strong glossiness of upper side, weak undulation of margin
TERMINAL LEAFLET: medium elliptic, rounded base, acute apex

FLOWERING SHOOT: few flowering laterals, very few flowers per lateral
FLOWER BUD: medium ovate in longitudinal section
FLOWER: double, orange blend and pink blend colour group, medium density of petals, round, profile of upper and lower part is flattened convex, weak to medium fragrance
SEPAL: weak extensions
PETALS: no reflexing one-by-one, obovate and obcordate, absent or very weak incision at apex, weak reflexing of margin, weak undulation of margin, small to medium sized, main colour on inner side is red pink (RHS 49A), secondary colour on inner side is light yellow (RHS 11C) at base, main colour on outer side is light yellow to light yellow orange (RHS 11C-D)
BASAL SPOT ON INNER SIDE: small, light yellow
FILAMENT: medium yellow
SEED VESSEL: very small at petal fall
HIP: pitcher-shaped in longitudinal section

Origin & Breeding History: 'Meiggili' originated from hybridization work conducted by the breeder at Le Luc en Provence, France in June 1998. The cross was conducted between the female unnamed proprietary seedling ('Ruimired' x 'Paul Crampel') and the male unnamed proprietary seedling ('Korimro' x 'Lady Gay'). In September 2005, 'Meiggili' was selected based on its improved, attractive flower colours, spreading ground cover growth habit and attractive foliage.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Meiggili' were conducted in an outdoor container trial and then moved indoors during the summer of 2013 at Variety Rights Management, Oxford Station, Ontario. The trial consisted of a total of 11 plants of the candidate variety and 10 plants of the reference variety. All plants were grown from bare-rooted plants and transplanted into 22 cm pots, spaced 45 cm apart. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety in July 2013. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'Meiggili' with reference variety 'Oso Easy Peachy Cream'

Number of petals per flower

  'Meiggili' 'Oso Easy Peachy Cream'
mean 20.75 14.17
std. deviation 1.75 1.41

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Rose: 'Meiggili' (left) with reference variety 'Oso Easy Peachy Cream' (right)

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