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Lavender Lassie - Hybrid Musk Rose

Lavender Lassie

Hybrid Musk. Bred by R. Kordes in Germany in 1960.
Use:
 
Border, Shrub, Pillar
Color:
 
Lilac
Form:
 
Muddled
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Profuse
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 10
Height & Width:
 
8 ft x 5 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments Rarely is Lavender Lassie actually lavender. The roses tend to be more of a cool pink. But it can produce a lot of flowers, it is disease resistant, and the flowers are very fragrant; so it can be a really nice addition to the garden. The size of the plant is variable; it can sometimes grow tall enough to serve serve as a climber, and to look good trained on a pillar. In other settings, it makes a tall shrub.

BTW: In the Arizona mountains (zone 7) I have planted Lavender Lassie directly north of a mature juniper and it gets perhaps two hours of sun per day at high summer. Over three years it has built up to a six ft open shrub. This year it bloomed generously for the first time, though it did not repeat. This is not an arrangement I can recommend for many reasons - not the least of which is that the plant seems gratuitously prone to mildew here. Still, it's a good rose for a spot that gets some shade.