AKA ‘Maria Callas’
Deep pink Hybrid Tea with strong fragrance. Blooms are large, 6″, borne mostly on single stems, high-centered form, fully double. Very good rebloom. Large buds. Bushy, very disease resistant.
USDA zone 7b and warmer. 4-6′. Can be used for beds and borders, cut flowers. Vigorous. Very disease resistant.
Bred by Marie-Louise Meilland in France 1965. Introduced in the UK by Wheatcroft as ‘Maria Callas’. Maria Callas was an American-born prima donna famed for her lyric soprano and fiery temperament