Rose (Rosa 'Sue Lawley') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Sue Lawley'
'MACspash'
'MACsplash'
'Kobold'
'Spanish Shawl'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Petal count: semi-double: 8-15 petals
Rose bloom color: Pink blend
Extra Bloom Info: Semi-double to double, in clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Floribunda
Extra Color Info: Cherry pink and white blend, hand-painted
Growth Habit: Short, 2-3 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Samuel Darragh McGredy IV, 1980
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 6 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Bi-Color: White and cherry-red
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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Comments:
Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Sep 29, 2011 6:10 PM

This pretty handpainted rose is too fragile to grow on its own roots in my garden. I've seen large and vigorous plants in public gardens and I suspect those are grafted. In my garden, the own-root Sue Lawley plants never grow taller than 6-8 inches and usually die after a couple of years.

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