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Roses are the emblem of The House of Meilland. For 6 generations, we work with passion on colors, scents, shapes, resistance … to make it even more appealing. Our subsidiary Meilland International is dedicated to the creation of new varieties, whether for the garden or cut flower production.

Creation is our DNA

In our center of research at Le Cannet des Maures (France – 83340), our research teams are developing every year breeding programs ahead of markets trends and improving qualities of Roses. The long experience, deep expertise and exceptional pool of progenitors are the pillars of Meilland’s creation team.

Each year, between April and late July, 20000-30000 flowers are pollinated manually based on 2,000 and 2,500 crossings.

Between 20.000 and 30.000 flowers pollinated manually
Protection Titles

Innovations under protection

To enhance and secure our investment in research, and continue to innovate, we strive to protect our creations.

Meilland varieties are the subject of patents, of Plant Variety Certificates and brands for their promotion in more than 40 countries.

To date, Meilland operates more than 1,000 titles of protection and holds a portfolio of 500 brands.

A valued expertise

Meilland implements marketing campaigns to increase brand awareness and make its collections to professionals and the general public.

We support the sale of our varieties by providing licensees and retailers, promotional material rewarding and elegant.

We also participate in over 30 trade shows and fans around the world and are now on the Internet and on social networks.

200.000 seedling a year
Teams in 60 Countries

A challenging selection process

Once harvested, about sowing 150-200000 are planted each year. They are subject to extremely rigorous ratings and selections to keep only the best varieties. These are then tested in some fifteen test stations in different climatic conditions and in major markets.

This creative process requires between 8 and 10 years for garden roses and 4 to 6 years for rose bushes for the production of cut flowers.

Finally, only a dozen varieties is marketed: extreme requirement for Meilland creations to be honored every year by prestigious awards in international competitions.

A production blooming worldwide

Meilland produces and markets its plants in Europe. Our teams are also present in 60 countries granting production licenses on all continents, achieving 80% of our business in international markets.

The success of roses at the FlowerTrials

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Meilland was present at the FlowerTrials from June 14 to 17 in the Netherlands, alongside 61 other plant breeding companies,…

Best wishes for 2022 !

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The Meilland Team wishes you the very best for 2022!

A beautiful tribute to Auguste Escoffier

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On the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the birth of the great master of French gastronomy, epicureans from all…

Discover our 2 new ADR varieties!

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ADR 2021 certificates have been awarded and our varieties FRIENDLY® Purple Meicosme and FRIENDLY® Sweet Meinatope have been awarded! Their…