'Lilian Austin' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Lee Sherman's High Desert Rose Garden
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Pink blend Shrub.Registration name: AUSmoundExhibition name:
Shrub. English Rose Collection.
Pink blend. Mild fragrance. 33 petals. Average diameter 4". Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 4' to 4¼' (120 to 130 cm). Width of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).
The Plant Science Dept. of the Nova Scotia Agriculture College evaluated 58 English Roses to assess their hardiness and disease-resistance. Their results can be found at: http://www.nsac.ns.ca/nsac/ps/annual96/mapple.htm. Lilian Austin
was found to be reasonably tolerant to blackspot, as well as winter hardy.
Named for the breeder's mother.