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'Lovely Apricot' rose References
Website/Catalog  (2018)  Includes photo(s).
'Leander' is not quite a typical English Rose.  The deep apricot, medium-sized flowers are of perfectly symmetrical formation.  They are borne very freely in large open sprays in June and July, with some flowers later in the season.  There is a delightful raspberry scent, in the tea rose tradition. [...]
Named after the mythological Greek lover from Christopher Marlowe’s poem Hero and Leander.
Book  (Aug 2002)  Page(s) 54.  
Shrub 1983
Rated 8.2
Website/Catalog  (24 Oct 1998)  Page(s) 22.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (1997)  Page(s) 10.  Includes photo(s).
Leander has peachy pink, ruffled blooms reminiscent of antebellum petticoats...
Book  (Sep 1993)  Page(s) 250.  Includes photo(s).
Leander (AUSlea) English Rose. David Austin 1982. Parentage: 'Charles Austin' x unnamed seedling. Description... very like its parent 'Charles Austin'... apricot yellow... Named for the lover of Hero...
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 308.  
Shrub, apricot blend, 1983, (AUSlea); 'Charles Austin' x Seedling; Austin, David; David Austin Roses, 1982. Flowers apricot, very double (closely packed petals), flat, small blooms in clusters; fragrant; foliage medium, medium green, semi-glossy; spreading growth.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 268.  Includes photo(s).
Leander (AUSlea) Modern shrub. Parentage: 'Charles Austin' x seedling. England 1982. Description and cultivation... small blooms that are a creamy pink colour. The flowers are strongly scented... can be grown as a shrub or a climber...
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 116.  
'Charles Austin' x Seedling, 1982. Description. Apricot … vigorous … large, polished "modern" leaves and is almost entirely without disease … summer-flowering [although it is] capable of repeat-flowering, but this will be restricted to one or two long shoots from the base of the plant in autumn.
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 240.  Includes photo(s).
Leander An English Rose that can also be grown as a climber. Austin (Britain) 1982... summer flowering
Book  (1990)  Page(s) 24.  
Valerie Swane, NSW.  Some of the New Roses for 1990. 
Leander The most vigorous of all David Austin roses, this mainly spring-blooming shrub rose can reach 2.5m. Perfectly formed rosette-sprays. Foliage is highly disease resistant.
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