Rose (Rosa 'William Lobb') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'William Lobb'
'Duchesse d'Istrie'
'Old Velvet Moss'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Other: Quartered
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Mauve and mauve blend
Rebloom: None
Class: Moss
Extra Color Info: Mauve blend
Growth Habit: Tall, 6-8 feet, arching, can be trained as climber
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Jean Laffay, 1855
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 4 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: 6-8 feet
Plant Spread: 4-5 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Mauve
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Comments:
Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 11:31 PM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"Dark purple roses with a lilac-pink reverse fading even darker with age makes this Moss rose an interesting addition to floral arrangements or potpourri. Large semi-double flowers open from well mossed buds on a very prickly bush. As a garden plant it is well suited for training on a pillar."

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