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'Lilian Austin' rose Description
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Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
65 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Pink blend Shrub.
Registration name: AUSmound
Exhibition name: Lilian Austin
Origin:
Bred by David C. H. Austin (United Kingdom, 1973).
Class:
Shrub.  English Rose Collection.  
Bloom:
Pink blend.  Mild fragrance.  33 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 4' to 4¼' (120 to 130 cm).  Width of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b 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).  
Notes:
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.

 
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