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'Lullaby' rose Description
'Lullaby (polyantha, Shepherd, 1953)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Michael Garhart
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
15 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Polyantha.
Registration name: Lullaby
Exhibition name: Lullaby
Origin:
Bred by Roy E. Shepherd (United States, before 1953).
Introduced in United States by Bosley Nursery in 1953 as 'Lullaby'.
Class:
Polyantha.  
Bloom:
White, coral-pink center.  Mild, carnation fragrance.  75 petals.  Average diameter 1.75".  Small to medium, in large clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Bushy, compact.  Dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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:
United States - Patent No: PP 1,495   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Mike Lowe of Lowe's Roses says this rose is like an ever-blooming 'Mme. Hardy'...