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'Always a Lady' rose Description
'Always a Lady' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Seil
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
27 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Miniature.
Registration name: TINlady
Exhibition name: Always a Lady
Origin:
Bred by Cecilia L. (Dee) Bennett (United States, 1987).
Introduced in United States by Tiny Petals Miniature Rose Nursery Historic Archive as 'Always a Lady'.
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
Lavender.  Moderate, damask, lilac fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 1.75".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, classic hybrid tea, exhibition, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, well-branched.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 18" to 2' (45 to 60 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Hardy.  vigorous.  produces decorative hips.  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 7,187   VIEW USPTO PATENT
The subject of the present disclosure is a new and distinct variety of miniature rose plant, named `Always A Lady`, which is characterized by its soft mauve blooms, ranging from Amaranth Rose to Roseine Purple. The blooms are usually borne one to a stem with hybrid tea form but on occasion may be produced in sprays of 3 to 5 or more. The bush is vigorous, well-branched and produces moderate to heavy quantity of blooms.
Notes:
Some people say this rose smells like lilacs...
Always A Lady was introduced on December 2, 1987.