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'Lullaby' rose Description
'Lullaby (polyantha, Shepherd 1953)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
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White, near white or white blend Polyantha.
Registration name: Lullaby (polyantha, Shepherd 1953)
Exhibition name: Lullaby
Bred by Roy E. Shepherd (United States, before 1953).
Introduced in United States by Bosley Nursery in 1953 as 'Lullaby'.
White, coral-pink center.  Zigzag stems.  Mild, carnation fragrance.  70 to 80 petals.  Average diameter 1.75".  Small to medium, very full (41+ petals), in large clusters, high-centered to flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Small, ovoid buds.  
Bushy, compact.  Medium, dark green, leathery foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: up to 2' (up to 60cm).  
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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 1,495  on  3 Jul 1956   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 542,796  on  25 Oct 1955
Roy E. Shepherd, Medina, Ohio, assignor to Edith C. Bosley, Mentor, Ohio
...developed through a cross made by me at my greenhouse, between the variety Cecile Brunner (unpatented) and an unnamed seedling which had been a cross between R. Soulieana and Mrs. Jos. Hiess (both unpatented).
The patent application reverses seed and pollen parent.
Mike Lowe of Lowe's Roses says this rose is like an ever-blooming 'Mme. Hardy'...