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meilland star rose blooms smell like apples
Photo 10 of 10The Meilland Star Roses Traviata Romantica is disease-resistant and has blooms that smell like apples.

Meilland Star Roses Traviata Romantica(10 of 10)

Meilland Star Roses Traviata® Romantica®

- A breed of roses that are bred to be hardy, notably disease resistant and lush.
- 'Traviata' is the newest of the Romantica series. It has clear, vibrant red double flowers
- The blossoms are supposed to smell like apples.


- There's really very little care to these roses, but they do love to be fertilized every month from mid-to-late spring until early fall.
- In the winter, mulch well.
- Remove the mulch in the spring and prune away the dead brown branches.