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'Lilac Charm' rose Description
'Lilac Charm' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Bierkreek, kwekerij, de
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
38 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Floribunda.
Registration name: Lilac Charm
Origin:
Bred by Edward Burton Le Grice / LeGrice (United Kingdom, 1962).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1964 as 'Lilac Charm'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Lilac, crimson stamens.  Strong fragrance.  5 to 8 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Very large, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed buds.  
Habit:
Compact, upright.  Dark green foliage.  
Height of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or garden.  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 2,189   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Parentage:
"The present rose plant was produced originally by the crossing of an unnamed seedling as a seed parent and an unnamed seedling as the pollen parent. The parentage goes back to a generation raised before World War II. Rosa Californica and Lavender Pinocchio, Plant Patent No. 947, were introduced into the stream the third and second generation back."
Notes:
Parentage
Most accurately, parentage should be unnamed seedling x unnamed seedling.
The vague parentage disclosed in the patent cannot be accurately represented in a pedigree.