The Peace Rose was bred in France by Meilland International in 1942, and it has long been associated with the end of World War II.
It was named the day that Berlin fell to the Allies, and won honors from All-America Rose Selections on the day that a peace agreement was signed with Japan. That same day, members of the United Nations were presented with its blooms.
'Peace' is a hybrid tea about four to six feet high, three feet wide; pale golden blooms with pink edges, and a strong fragrance. Zone 6 and higher. Requires winter protection if the wind chill factor drops below 20 degrees F. A wonderful rose, well worth growing. Available from Jackson & Perkins.
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