Frédéric Mistral™®

Type: Hybrid Tea

Lovely classic buds open into equally perfect blooms of delicate, soft pink. The fully double 4 1/2" blooms (petals 40+) are blessed with an extremely strong and breathtakingly delicious, sweet, old-rose perfume. The continual blooming plant is very vigorous with rich green, semi-glossy foliage. Makes a good cut flower.

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Additional Info

Additional Info

Alternate Name(s) The Children's Rose
Specifc ARS Score No
Bloom Type Double
Breeder Code MEItebros
Characteristics Cutting, Fragrance
Specific Color Lilac pink
Country of Origin France
Fragrance Exceptionally Fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s) 5 (-20° to -10°), 6 (-10° to 0°), 7 (0° to 10°), 8 (10° to 20°), 9 (20° to 30°), 10 (30° to 40°)
Patent # Pat. 10004
Rebloom Continual Blooming
Shade Tolerant No
Approximate Size 5 x 4'
Year 1996


Customer Reviews (2)

ProlificReview by Beth
This rose gets 7' tall x 4' wide for me although, the description says 5' tall.
It develops a lot of Black Spot. We treat Black Spot but probably not as vigilant as the most strict rosarian. I want to enjoy my roses, not have to care for them all of the time.
The blooms are fragrant, large, hybrid t shaped but have splotches of cherry red in the pink blooms. To me, it looks splotchy but some may like it. No one tells you about this unusual characteristic of the blooms.
Although the fragrance if very nice, I wouldn't recommend it. There are other roses out there that stay more compact and have a good fragrance. (Posted on 2/3/2016)
Best Rose - Fragrance, form, colorReview by Colleen
I have had this rose for about 14 years. For a few years in the early 2000's, I was obsessed with roses and had some money to spend on my obsession. I hate to admit, I went through well over a hundred roses during that time from a variety of sources. I have limited space and had to grow only what really paid off for me as I did not have space to waste. Many roses went out early due to disease. Some didn't have good enough fragrance or color or form. I gave most away rather than just cut them out. A lot of people have roses from me!
After years of sorting through roses I was down to just a few favorites. Then, I decided I wanted to save my space for food growing plants - that flowers were just an extravagance. So I gave most of the rest away. But, I just could not part with Frederic. When at its best, as you go about your business in the yard, first the glowing pink color grabs your attention. You walk closer and delight in the superb form. You have to smell it, you can't resist, and when you do you are transported away into a peaceful paradise, if only momentarily. Frederic Mistral is food for the soul. No other rose I have had has a fragrance equal to this one at its best. It is not always at its best, but who is? It is also the only large, nicely formed, fragrant rose I had with really healthy foliage without any spraying here in the land of heat and humidity. It will have some blackspot at the very end of the year, but most of the spring and summer it is clean. (Note I also kept Fru Dagmar Hastrup - but that is for another review elsewhere.)
I am here again because I have decided I can spare some space for a couple of roses that might be similar to Frederic except a different color. I looked here first as those years ago I settled on Heirloom as the best place to get roses and quickly got to where I would get own root only. The own root roses from Heirloom always grew so well and I didn't have to worry about the top part being replaced by shoots from the roots. Once the plants are well established after a couple of years, I prune very severely as it seems to help keep disease at a minimum. You can't prune grafted roses like that.
To keep the spectacular flowers coming, you do need to fertilize Frederic a lot. I use mostly organic fertilizers. I live in the hot and humid mid south USA and I don't expect much in the worst heat of summer. Get yourself a fig tree so you can say "at least the figs will be good" because in July and August not much else is. If you are like me and can't waste space on less than spectacular roses, try this one, give it good soil, fertilizer, water and sun. I think you will be pleased. (Posted on 1/29/2016)

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