A favorite rose worldwide. Peace was named the
day Berlin fell to the Allies, won the AARS medal on the day peace was
signed with Japan, and each member of the newly formed United Nations
was presented with one of its blossoms. It has been voted Best Rose in
three countries and is the most widely planted hybrid tea in the world.
Cuttings of this rose were smuggled out of France during
WWII to other countries. Because the grower could not contact anyone to
whom these cuttings were sent, he had no idea what had become of his
rose. It became known by several different names in Europe: Gioia,
Gloria Dei, and Mme. A. Meilland. It wasn't until after the war that the
grower found out what a triumphant success his rose had become.
This rose is healthy, hardy and easy to grow. It even
looks good when it is not in bloom.