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Lilian Austin - Floribunda Rose

Lilian Austin

Floribunda. Bred by Austin in UK in 1973.
Use:
 
Bed, Border, Shrub
Color:
 
Coral/Gold Blend
Form:
 
Semi-Double
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
Good Continuity
Abundance:
 
Profuse
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
2 ft x 2 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments "A standout in the garden," writes John Clements of Heirloom Old Garden Roses. In classic Floribunda style it generates brightly colored blossoms in huge numbers on a relatively low, mounded plant. The color of the flowers is an endless topic of debate. They might open a coral/gold blend then fade toward pink or buff. But wherever they are in that color-space, they seem to be quite attractive. The rose is quite healthy and vigorous; and it bears blossoms through the season with good continuity. The blossoms though not perfect examples of the English Rose form are satisfactory when compared to those of other floribundas with informally shaped flowers.