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Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: double: 16-25 petals
Rose bloom color: Pink blend
Extra Bloom Info: Medium, double, in large clusters
Rebloom: None
Class: Other: Hybrid blanda
Extra Color Info: Light salmon-pink, with lighter pink edge
Growth Habit: Rambler, up to 10 feet, very bushy
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: Niels Ebbsen Hansen, 1938
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 3 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: Up to 10 feet
Plant Spread: 6-8 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Rosa blanda x Red Star
Child plants: 3 child plants

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No-Fuss Roses for Cold ZonesNo-Fuss Roses for Cold Zones
By Cottage_Rose on February 10, 2013

After many years of growing mainly fussy and tender hybrid tea roses in rural zone 5, I became discouraged with their failure to do well beyond a season or two. Some seemed to never do well, no matter how well I cared for them. Some would just sit there and not grow or would quickly become naked and ugly from black spot. Reluctant to give up on growing my favorite flower, I did some online research and found information on hardy and easy-to-grow roses.

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Location: My GardensDate: June 5, 2019Full View Of Entire Plant
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Location: My GardensDate: June 9, 2013Delicate & Dainty: I Can't Say Enough Good About It!
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Location: My GardensDate: Jue 4, 2013Beautiful! Nostalgic!
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Location: My GardensDate: May 26, 2010Wide Open Showing The Center
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Location: My GardensDate: June 6, 2014A Single Bloom
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Location: My GardensDate: June 2, 2013A Single Bud
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Location: My GardensDate: June 9, 2009Three In A Row
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Posted by Cottage_Rose (Michigan - Zone 5b) on Aug 6, 2011 8:07 PM

For me Lillian is not salmon pink but rather clear pink that fades to white on the edges. Blossoms are very long lasting and it blooms for about a month. This rose is *very* cane hardy in rural Z5. It's a fast grower and needs LOTS of room. It does not sucker excessively and is disease resistant. No black spot or mildew for me.
Blood red canes add winter interest.
I love this very easy to grow and hardy rose and highly recommend it.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Roses for Zone 4 ? by mandolls Jun 22, 2015 2:34 PM 60
June 2014 photos and chat by zuzu Jun 29, 2014 7:07 PM 82
Roses starting to bloom in Michigan! by Cottage_Rose Jun 21, 2013 9:33 PM 53
Please help us 'grow' the Rose Database with your images! by Calif_Sue Jun 13, 2016 9:04 PM 129
Cold Climate Roses by Cottage_Rose Aug 6, 2020 11:10 PM 72
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