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'Lavender Lassie' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 50-372
most recent 18 AUG 14 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 5 DEC 10 by York Rose
I have long thought it seemed a bit odd to classify this rose as a Hybrid Musk. I grew it for a few years over 20 years ago (getting it from the 1980's version of Roses of Yesterday and Today) and I always thought it seemed much more to me like a very big floribunda than a Hybrid Musk. The canes were a lot stiffer than I envision the "typical" Hybrid Musk's canes as being. It was more of an upright shrub than a "Hybrid Musk".

(None of which is to say it wasn't lovely! :) )
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Reply #1 of 6 posted 5 DEC 10 by Rupert, Kim L.
Yorkrose, I read your post about Lavender Lassie and after discovering where you grow it, understand why it seems like a large floribunda to you. Here, north of Los Angeles, I've had two. The first was an old Roses of Yesterday and Today plant. The second from a different source and twenty years later. Neither one repeated its bloom here. There was one large spring flush, which usually didn't open because they all balled, then nothing other than mildew. It seems to perform the way you expect it to, it requires a more northern, probably shorter, growing season. Thank you.
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Reply #2 of 6 posted 15 DEC 10 by York Rose
Ah. I see I neglected to mention (for those who read these comments in the future) that I grew this rose in Bucks County, PA, probably 20 miles or less north of Philadelphia (in Newtown), and 5 miles west of the Delaware River. I haven't lived there since 1994.

(Oh yes - one other thing. When I say that it seemed like "a very large floribunda", I'm referring to the size of the plant, not the size of the flowers. When it bloomed the flowers were each only 2"-3" wide, in clusters of maybe 4 - 7, or something like that. I haven't seen it in bloom since the late 1980's. :)

My impression of the "typical" Hybrid Musk (insofar as there is such a thing) is that the canes are at least a little bit lax, willowy, and arching. Where I grew it Lavender Lassie's canes weren't going to even begin getting that way until they were at least 6' high.)
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Reply #3 of 6 posted 4 FEB 14 by VictoriaRosa
I grow it in Western Oregon, Zone 8 -- wet winters and dry summers, in a partly shaded location. It does great. It's different from the "true" HMs in that it has thicker, stiffer canes (as York Rose noted). I grow mine as a climber on a trellis, and now also growing into a dead star magnolia tree on the other side -- it's very vigorous. The new canes are quite trainable -- it puts out new, long ones very rapidly.
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Reply #4 of 6 posted 14 AUG 14 by Anita silicon valley
Does anyone else have problems with this rose not reblooming? I live in the San Francisco Bay area where Summers can get into the high eighties easily.
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Reply #5 of 6 posted 18 AUG 14 by Patricia Routley
My (southern hemisphere) photos of this rose were taken in spring - Nov and Dec. I cannot recall any later blooming. Looking through the HelpMefind (northern hemisphere) photos, where mentioned, the dates ranged from April to Sept. The GST 1994 ref indicates that in England it is always in flower.
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Reply #6 of 6 posted 18 AUG 14 by Rupert, Kim L.
That honestly makes sense, Patricia. Though to the British, it feels as through they actually have a spring, summer and fall, compared to where Lavender Lassie fails to flower spring through fall, they don't. Their traditional climate is more like coastal California as far as temperatures go, plus they get the winter cold our coast doesn't. Perhaps the rose requires some chill, then doesn't "repeat" but continues its spring flowering until "summer" temperatures arrive? Along our coast, Banksiaes flower from spring through mid to late summer, depending upon how long it takes for the late summer "heat" to arrive. Inland, that heat arrives very early compared to the coast, so our Banksiaes flower just a few weeks, while the coastal ones can go months in a "good year". Maybe Lavender Lassie is one of those? I know it doesn't "repeat" its flowering in the inland valleys. I've encountered and grown too many of them and none has had flowers after the spring flush.
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Discussion id : 440
most recent 4 FEB 14 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Unregistered Guest
Could you please tell me if Lavender Lassie is resistant to black spot or other diseases? Also, I would like to know where I could find this rose.

Thanks!
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Reply #1 of 4 posted 25 FEB 04 by Unregistered Guest
This rose does very well in my area, near the ocean and the only problem is with rust and that's preety much my fault for watering it too much, you can find this rose at

http://www.regannursery.com/roses/detail.lasso?ID=351

which is where i ordered it from, as with most rose orders, you can only order from late november to the end of the year, this place has always shipped me healthy plants with large canes....... good luck, its a beautiful rose....

Valleyforge Ocean View Rose Garden
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Reply #2 of 4 posted 9 JUL 06 by Portlandrose
Heirloomroses.com carries it own-root.
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Reply #3 of 4 posted 11 JAN 08 by bob diller
I find Lavender Lassie to be blackspot tolerant. It gets it, but it's vigorous enough to far outgrow the effects of it. The flowers are lovely and perhaps a clematis planted with it wil give it the look of more leaves and be acceptable. A blue clematis would look smashing with it. I got mine from Roses Unlimited, own root and its been growing fine for me now for 2 years. I have it growing up and over a Meidiland Alba which is a disease free champ, so there are plenty of leaves when Lavender Lassie loses a few to black spot.
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Reply #4 of 4 posted 4 FEB 14 by VictoriaRosa
I have found it to be very disease-resistant in my Zone 8, cool rainy winters, mild dry summers, zone. It may have gotten a little blackspot, but not so I really noticed.
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