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'Lilac Charm' rose Description
'Lilac Charm' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Mazaieva Julia
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Mauve or mauve blend Floribunda.
Registration name: Lilac Charm
Bred by Edward Burton Le Grice (1902-1977) (United Kingdom, 1962).
Introduced by Unknown (Australia) in 1964 as 'Lilac Charm'.
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.  
Compact, upright.  Dark green foliage.  
Height of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).  
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.  
United States - Patent No: PP 2,189   VIEW USPTO PATENT
"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."
Most accurately, parentage should be unnamed seedling x unnamed seedling.
The vague parentage disclosed in the patent cannot be accurately represented in a pedigree.