Rosa 'Meineble' RED MEIDILAND
Common Name: shrub rose 
Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Rosaceae
Zone: 4 to 9
Height: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Spread: 4.00 to 5.00 feet
Bloom Time: May to frost
Bloom Description: Red with white center
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Medium
Flower: Showy
Attracts: Butterflies
Other: Thorns
Tolerate: Air Pollution


Best grown in medium moisture, slightly acidic, well-drained garden loams in full sun to part shade. Best flowering and disease resistance generally occur in full sun, however. Water deeply and regularly (mornings are best). Avoid overhead watering. Good air circulation promotes vigorous and healthy growth and helps control foliar diseases. Summer mulch helps retain moisture, keeps roots cool and discourages weeds. Remove spent flowers to encourage rebloom. Crowns need winter protection in cold winter areas such as St. Louis. Remove and destroy diseased leaves from plants, as practicable, and clean up and destroy dead leaves from the ground around the plants both during the growing season and as part of a thorough cleanup during winter (dormant season). Prune as needed in late winter to early spring.

Noteworthy Characteristics

Rosa is a genus of about 150 species of deciduous (occasionally evergreen) shrubs and climbers noted for their beautiful, often fragrant, single, semidouble or double flowers which are borne singly or in clusters on often prickly stems clad with 5-9 leaflets often having toothed margins.

Shrub roses are usually large-growing bushes between 4-10 feet tall and as wide. They are a very diverse group of hybrids and usually produce clusters of flowers several times a year but some may bloom just once in spring. They do not require the heavy pruning required of hybrid tea, floribunda and grandiflora roses unless being pruned to control size. Plants can be allowed to grow large with minimal pruning.

Genus name comes from the Latin name for rose.

RED MEIDILAND is a low-growing shrub rose with a creeping habit that is often grown as a ground cover. It typically grows with arching or cascading stems to 1.5-2’ tall and spreads to 4-5’ wide. It produces clusters of single red roses (to 3” diameter) with white centers and yellow stamens in a continuous bloom from May to frost. Flowers have no fragrance. Glossy dark green foliage. Attractive red hips in fall have good persistence into winter. Parentage of this rose is R. ‘Sea Foam’ x (R. ‘Picasso’ x R. ‘Eyepoint’). U.S. Plant Patent PP7,116 issued January 23, 1990. Meidiland roses are landscape and ground cover roses that come from Meilland of France.


Roses are susceptible to a large number of diseases, the most common of which are black spot, powdery mildew, rust and rose rosette. Although good cultural practices are the first line of defense in disease control, regular preventative fungicide applications throughout the growing season are usually required, particularly in humid climates with regular rainfall such as the St. Louis area. Potential insect problems include aphids, beetles, borers, scale, thrips, rose midges, leafhoppers and spider mites. Local rose associations and extension services are usually able to offer specific recommendations and advice for selecting and growing roses.

RED MEIDILAND is noted for having good disease resistance.


This rose can be massed as an effective ground cover for borders, cottage gardens, foundations, rose gardens or other areas in the landscape. It is also now planted in parks, public areas and along roads. May be used as a specimen or in small groups.