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'Always a Lady' rose Description
'Always a Lady' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Seil
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Mauve or mauve blend Miniature.
Registration name: TINlady
Exhibition name: Always a Lady
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'.
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.  
Medium, bushy, well-branched.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 18" to 2' (45 to 60 cm).  
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.  
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.
Some people say this rose smells like lilacs...
Always A Lady was introduced on December 2, 1987.