Lyda Rose™

Type: Shrub

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

Additional Info

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


Customer Reviews (13)

Gorgeous and easy-keeperReview by Sarah
I planted 4 of these roses as a border about 8 or 9 years ago in a family-owned house that I was renting. They took off quickly, and bloomed beautifully, with a lovely apple scent. I soon had to move, and another family of renters lived in the house for a few years. These folks neglected everything green on the property, and didn't touch the roses. Fast forward to when my husband and I moved back to the property (now we own it): all the other roses I had planted were toast (to be fair, the rest were grafted hybrid teas that I'd planted before I knew about Heirloom Roses), but the Lyda roses are established and absolutely gorgeous. It takes very little to keep them happy, considering we live with rocky, red clay, mountain top soil, and they are in partial shade. I will be adding to these for all of my borders. Couldn't be happier with them. Hardiness zone right between 6a and 6b. (Posted on 1/22/2018)
Shade Lover...Review by Cindy
I Love this rose. It took off blooming almost instantly. I have it in a mostly shady part of my yard and I have plenty of bright colorful dainty blooms. It is not as fragrant as I would think an exceptionally fragrant rose should be...however it does have a nice fragrance, just not exceptional as I must search for it...I love to mix these airy roses in with my larger roses to give my bouquets a whimsical, magical, airy fragrance. I must say I have loved my purchases from Heirloom Roses and this is my go to site to make a purchase. Every rose I have purchased has survived and cannot say that about more than a few sites from which I purchase. The only thing I wish is that in the details they would note, blooms on old or new wood or both. I love the news letters that educate us. Because I have killed more roses than I have kept alive. So am very happy with my purchases and that I have purchased them from this store. (Posted on 10/13/2017)
Beautiful, but not thornlessReview by Kathy
This rose took off beautifully after the first few years, during which time I transplanted from the original spot I had planted it. I trained it into a tree shape because it was so big, with a trunk like a tree. As it got bigger, the thorns also became big. But it attracted some very big bumblebees which were too aggressive, considering that the rose was near our seating area. So, I had to cut it down, Too bad because it was fragrant, hardy and did so well here in Morgan Hill, CA. (Posted on 5/4/2017)
A rose unlike a roseReview by Lynn
This rose requires little to no maintenance. I recently landscaped a rental property and placed this rose at the entrance. I would go so far as to say this rose alone has increased the property value; and it is never watered or fertilized ( it is planted in deep, super rich composted soil ) I come by and trim it once a year, although in a different setting it may not even require that. The residents tell me it blooms straight through to November frosts. For best color give it some shade. The blossoms are something special. I have not noticed much fragrance. Superb. (Posted on 3/10/2017)
WHITE NOT PINK, but very happy with itReview by Leanne
I'm growing this in Houston (and the heat does tend to make my plants fade). The blooms are definitely white. Some have the slightest hint of palest pink at the edges, but you'd definitely call them white, not pink.

This rose is growing well under a tree that has a very dense, weeping canopy. It also survived the recent flooding. The previous owners of my house planted a lot of knockout roses. The knockouts do bloom quite well considering they are in shade, but they always look leggy despite constant pruning. So far I haven't noticed this with Lyda. The foliage is quite nice and I'm hoping it will stay dense. It's a cute rose that blooms very well. Just make sure you are happy with a white rose if you live in a hot region. (Posted on 6/17/2016)
Performs as promisedReview by Sarah
This was one of my 2 first own root roses ordered in Oct. 2014. I planted it (the small banded pot) in a 12 inch pot in a relatively shady location. It did fine--we only had 3 days below 32 here in so. Cal--saw no frost! I transplanted to a 20 in. pot in April as it was beginning to grow and bud. I have one long branch full of beautiful blooms that look just like the pictures and have a lovely light fragrance. It will stay potted for some months until I am able to move where I will be able to establish my roses in a garden inaccessible to my 2 Siberian Huskies and my Siberian, Arctic wolf hybrid. I love them, too! (Posted on 5/8/2015)
Exceptionally vigorousReview by Daria
I've been buying live plants online for years but never came across one as eager to grow and bloom as this little rose. It had its first bloom opened 13 days after I planted it and now it just keeps going. I keep finding new sets of buds. I'm very happy I decided to buy this simple and adorable beauty, Lyda Rose from Heirloom Roses! (Posted on 4/9/2015)
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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