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'Lorraine Lee' rose Description
'Lorraine Lee' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Petals & Buds Nursery
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
22 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Pink blend Tea.
Registration name: Lorraine Lee
Origin:
Bred by Alister Clark (Australia, 1924).
Class:
Hybrid Gigantea, Tea.  
Bloom:
Pink blend.  Strong fragrance.  Double (17-25 petals), cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 6' 7" (200 cm).  Width of 6' 7" (200 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Heat tolerant.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
Walter Branchi says the blossoms of Lorraine Lee are an interesting mixture of apricot, pink, and terracotta... this rose would make a good hedge...


A correspondent from Australia writes: 'Lorraine Lee' is one Australia's favorite roses, flowering in the dead of winter, it brings much pleasure when the rest of the garden is asleep. A little suseptible to black spot but easily controlled with a Seasol spray.


Fran Cleland reports that 'Lorraine Lee' blooms almost all year long. In August (last month of winter in Australia) the Alister Clark Stakes, first group race of the year in thoroughbred
racing and named for him, always got a garland of' Lorraine Lee' roses.

 
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