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Denomination: 'Meiswetdom'
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: 2012-01-03
Application Number: 12-7471
Grant of Rights Date: 2016-11-29
Certificate Number: 5390
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2036-11-29

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Noa168098F' (Flower Carpet Pink Supreme)

Summary: The plants of 'Meiswetdom' are shorter than those of 'Noa168098F'. The leaf of 'Meiswetdom' is small to medium sized while the leaf of 'Noa168098F' is medium to large. The upper side of the leaf of 'Meiswetdom' is medium green with weak glossiness while that of 'Noa168098F' is dark green with a medium degree of glossiness. The flower of 'Meiswetdom' is a double type with a greater number of petals than the flower of 'Noa168098F', which is a semi-double type. The density of petals on the flower of 'Meiswetdom' is dense while it is of medium density on the flower of 'Noa168098F'. The flower and petal of 'Meiswetdom' are smaller than those of 'Noa168098F'. The inner side of the petal of 'Meiswetdom' is purple red fading to blue pink and further fading intensely to lighter blue pink in a mottled pattern while the petal of 'Noa168098F' is purple red fading to lighter purple red. The basal spot on the inner side of the petal of 'Meiswetdom' is light yellow whereas it is white for 'Noa168098F'.


PLANT: shrub type, intermediate to moderately spreading growth habit
YOUNG SHOOT: weak to medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration
PRICKLES: medium number, reddish

LEAF: small to medium size, medium green on upper side, no anthocyanin colouration on upper side, weak glossiness on upper side
LEAFLET: weak to medium degree of undulation of the margin
TERMINAL LEAFLET: ovate, rounded base, acuminate apex

FLOWERING SHOOT: no flowering laterals, medium number of flowers
FLOWER BUD: medium ovate in cross-section
FLOWER: double type, red purple colour group, dense petals, round to irregularly rounded shape when viewed from above, upper part is flattened convex when viewed from side, lower part is concave to flat when viewed from side, absent or weak fragrance, no reflexing of petals one-by-one
SEPAL: weak extensions
PETAL: small to medium sized, obovate to obcordate shape, inner side has one colour evenly distributed throughout which becomes slightly mottled with age, inner side is purple red (RHS 58B-C) fading to blue pink (RHS 68A) and fading further to lighter blue pink (RHS 68B-C) with age, absent or very weak incisions of margin, weak to medium reflexing of margin, medium degree of undulation of margin; basal spot medium sized, light yellow

OUTER STAMEN: predominant light yellow colour of filament

SEED VESSEL: small at time of petal fall
HIP: pitcher-shaped in longitudinal section

Origin & Breeding History: 'Meiswetdom' originated from a hybrid cross conducted by the breeder in Le Luc en Provence, France. The cross was made between the variety 'The Fairy', as the female parent, and an unnamed proprietary seedling, as the male parent, in June 1998. In September 2009, 'Meiswetdom' was selected from the resulting hybrid Rosa seedlings based on its spreading growth habit, attractive foliage and flower colour.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Meiswetdom' was conducted outdoors during the summer of 2015 at Variety Rights Management in Oxford Station, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants of the candidate variety and 8 plants of the reference variety. All plants were grown in 22 cm pots spaced 45 cm apart. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants, or parts of plants, of the candidate variety and 8 plants, or 10 parts of plants, of the reference variety in early September 2015. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Meiswetdom' with reference variety 'Noa168098F'

Plant height during second flowering (cm)

  'Meiswetdom' 'Noa168098F'
mean 18.1 24.3
std. deviation 1.77 4.84

Number of petals per flower (count)

  'Meiswetdom' 'Noa168098F'
mean 28.8 13.4
std. deviation 2.04 1.52

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Meiswetdom' 'Noa168098F'
mean 4.6 6.3
std. deviation 0.37 0.38

Petal length (cm)

  'Meiswetdom' 'Noa168098F'
mean 1.7 2.5
std. deviation 0.29 0.24

Petal width (cm)

  'Meiswetdom' 'Noa168098F'
mean 1.4 2.0
std. deviation 0.23 0.17

Colour of petal (RHS)

  'Meiswetdom' 'Noa168098F'
inner side 58B-C fading to 68A and further fading to 68B-C N57A-B fading to N57C-D

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Rose: 'Meiswetdom' (left) with reference variety 'Noa168098F' (right)

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