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'Lavender Simplicity' rose Description
'Fragrant Lavender Simplicity ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Kit
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
41 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Shrub.
Registration name: JACshlav
Exhibition name: Fragrant Lavender Simplicity ®
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary (United States, before 2003).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. (post 1970) in 2007 as 'Fragrant Lavender Simplicity'.
Class:
Shrub.  
Bloom:
Lavender.  Strong, citrus fragrance.  up to 30 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), in small clusters, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Tall, upright.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 4' to 5' (120 to 150cm).  Width: 3' (90cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower, garden, hedge or landscape.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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:
Australia - Application No: 2007/075  on  2007   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
United States - Patent No: PP 18,645  on  25 Mar 2008   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/585,412  on  23 Oct 2006
Inventors: Zary; Keith W. (Thousand Oaks, CA)
.... originated by me by crossing an unnamed seedling (unnamed seedling.times.unnamed seedling) (unpatented) with an unnamed seedling (unpatented) (`JACship [PP7948].times.unnamed seedling)....Observations made from January 2005 to September 2006 from plants commencing at two years of age grown in a garden environment at Somis, Calif.
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