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'Lavender Dream' rose Description
'Lavender Dream' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jeri & Clay Jennings' Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
45 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Shrub.
Registration name: INTerlav
Exhibition name: Lavender Dream
Origin:
Bred by G. Peter Ilsink (Netherlands, before 1983).
Class:
Shrub.  
Bloom:
Pink, lilac shading.  None / no, lavender fragrance.  11 to 15 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Small, single to semi-double, cluster-flowered, in large clusters, flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, arching, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, spreading.  Medium, matte, light green foliage.  
Height of 4' to 8' (120 to 245 cm).  Width of 4' to 8' (120 to 245 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Can be used for garden, landscape, shrub or specimen.  Flowers drop off cleanly.  produces decorative hips.  shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  
Patents:
New Zealand - Patent No: 524  on  20 Aug 1990
 
United States - Patent No: PP 5,916  on  31 Mar 1987   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 06/775,992  on  13 Sep 1985
Ploidy:
Triploid
Notes:
Lavender Dream was removed from the Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens (ARBG) Display Trial because its trial period expired.

In Southern California, this rose can achieve easily 8-ft. in height, and a good 10-ft in width.
In Southern California, whether deadheaded or not, it repeats continuously right into winter, when it can produce a generous crop of small currant-like red hips.