RoseFile Database

Susan Louise - Modern Shrub Rose

Susan Louise

Modern Shrub. Bred by Adams in USA in 1929.
Use:
 
Landscape Shrub
Color:
 
Lilac
Form:
 
Single
Fragrance:
 
None
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Medium - about 3.5 inches
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 8 - 9
Height & Width:
 
10 ft x 6 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments We assume its breeder intended to make some improvement on Belle Portugaise, a lovely pink-flowered climber with silky petals hardy only to about zone 9. In being a kind of remontant version he achieved some success. The flowers are not huge, but they are beautifully if loosely formed. In the middle of the twentieth century this was a rose dearly loved by many.