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Lyda Rose, bred by Kleine Lettunich, California 1994.

Lyda Rose'Lyda Rose' is a very beautiful new addition to the modern roses class. It is a remarkably simple, sublime rose which flowers profusely with apple blossom-like blooms. Unfortunately there is almost no fragrance, but the effect of the shrub is outstanding, and more than makes up for the lack of scent.

It is a somewhat fountain-shaped shrub of about 5 feet tall, and somewhat wider at maturity. It is a seedling from the rambler, 'Francis E. Lester', which produces very similar blooms, but on a big climber. Kleine introduced this rose in 1994, and named it after her daughter. Kleine has introduced on other rose named 'Matteo's Silk Butterflies' which is a seedling from 'Mutabilis'. 'Lyda Rose' is disease free, and quite hardy. It is also reputed to be a good bloomer is shady locations. Make this rose a part of your garden and you won't be disappointed!

'Lyda Rose' is available from The Uncommon Rose

ARS merit rating: none assigned yet.
Personal merit rating: 8.5
Hardiness: Likely USDA zones 6 to 9, zone 5 in a protected location.
Shrub size: 3 to 5 feet tall.
Fragrance: 2.0 A light scent.

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