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'Billie and Lew' rose Description
'Billie and Lew' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jocelen
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
5 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Wichurana.
Exhibition name: Billie and Lew
Origin:
Bred by Kenneth J. "Ken" Nobbs (New Zealand, before 1986).
Introduced by Unknown (New Zealand) in 1995 as 'Billie and Lew'.
Class:
Hybrid Multiflora, Rambler.  
Bloom:
Purple.  Purplish mauve.  Small to medium, very double bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Notes:
Ann Chapman's website on Missionaries, Wives and Roses, says Sarah Fairburn was a missionary wife.
 
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