Lyda Rose™

Bred by Kleine Lettunich from `Francis E. Lester'. Named for her daughter and the song from The Music Man. The white blooms edged with lavender-pink have an ethereal appearance and the wonderful fragrance can be enjoyed even several feet from the bush. The apple-blossom-like 2" blooms (petals 5) appear in profusion on a spreading (petals 5) plant with rich green, disease resistant foliage. Will bloom profusely in shade.

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Additional Info

Alternate Name(s) No
Country of Origin USA
Patent # No
Breeder Code Letlyda
Year 1994
Specific Color White/edged lavender
Hardiness Zone(s) 5 (-20° to -10°), 6 (-10° to 0°), 7 (0° to 10°), 8 (10° to 20°), 9 (20° to 30°), 10 (30° to 40°)
Specifc ARS Score 8.9
Approximate Size 4-5' x 4'
Bloom Type Single, Clustered
Rebloom Continual Blooming
Fragrance Exceptionally Fragrant
Shade Tolerant Yes
Characteristics Hips, Shade, Single


Great for shadeReview by Jennifer
I've had this rose for a couple of years now. It is located against the back of my house where it only gets the sun until 11am or so. It blooms well there and gets a lot of comments because it looks so similar to an apple blossom. It has a nice light fragrance and is currently about 4 ft high and 3 ft wide. (Posted on 4/15/2014)
Growing well in the Deep SouthReview by George W.
I purchased this rose in early May 2012. It has done exceptionally well here in the Memphis, TN area. With the early afternoon shade and some good nutrients, blooms and growth are great. I have not seen any black spot at all. (Posted on 4/3/2014)
Love this roseReview by Rose Addict
I love this rose. I have two. One growing in a somewhat shaded area and another has 5-6 hours of sun. They bloom all summer, very healthy, and the blooms are beautiful. I'm a fan of simple, single or partly single blooms. People always comment on this rose. (Posted on 12/21/2013)
Great rose for shady areasReview by brekkei
This rose was recommended for part shade, so I planted this rose by my patio door in a spot that gets about 3-4 hours of sun in the summer and only 1-2 hours of sun in the winter (Austin, TX). Despite the shade, this rose has thrived, blooms continuously all year, and has shown great disease resistance. Its also a great rose to plant near walkways since it has few if any thorns. (Posted on 11/17/2013)
Delicate LovelyReview by Saundra
Although I was beginning to get discouraged and thought this rose would never bloom; once it got started, it took off! The colors were not as pronounced as in the picture but I actually liked the paler pink edges that I got. This is a real conversation piece for your rose garden! (Posted on 11/7/2013)
LovelyReview by Sandy
Although my first blooms of this delicate, lovely little rose do not show nearly as much pink as depicted in the catalog picture; I was thrilled with the beauty and delicacy of this rose. I thought it was never going to bloom, but when it finally did, it was well worth it!
(Posted on 8/31/2013)

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