- Classification: Hybrid Tea
- Flower Color: light pink
- Flower Size: 4.5 inches
- Flower Form: reverse suffused
- Petal Count: 40–45
- Fragrance: strong citrus
- Repeat Bloomer: yes
- Foliage: large-size, dark green, semi-glossy, prickles moderate
- Plant Height: 6 feet
- Plant Width: 3 feet
- Growth Habit: upright
- Disease Resistant: very disease resistant
- Hybridizer: Alan Meilland (France)
- Registered: 1998
- Parentage: ‘Perfume Delight’ x ‘The McCartney Rose’
- ARS* Rating: 8.2 (a solid to very good rose)
*American Rose Society Rating
- 1996 Belfast Most Fragrant Rose
- Also known as ‘The Children’s Rose’
- The Meilland nursery named this rose after the 1904 Nobel Prize winning French poet (1830-1914). ---(Wikipedia, “Frédéric Mistral”) retrieved 2/4/2021
The SuitorsFrédéric Mistral
When violets are blue in the blue shadows
Of the o'erhanging trees,
The youth who stray in pairs about the meadows
Are glad to gather these.
When peace descends upon the troubled Ocean,
And he his wrath forgets,
Flock from Martigue the boats with wing-like motion,
The fishes fill the nets.
And when the girls of Crau bloom into beauty
(And fairer earth knows not).
Aye are there suitors ready for their duty
In castle and in cot.
www.poetryatlas.com/poetry/poem/1924/the-suitors” retrieved 2/4/2021.