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'Thrive! Lavender' rose Description
'Louis Blériot ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Le jardin de Triton
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
34 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend.
Registration name: Meibivers
Exhibition name: Lavender Meidiland
Origin:
Bred by Meilland International (France, before 2006). Bred by Michèle Meilland Richardier (France, 2008).
Introduced in France by Meilland International (after 1997) in 2009 as 'Louis Blériot'.
Introduced in United States by Edmunds' Roses in 2009 as 'Lavender Meidiland'.
Class:
Polyantha (Europe), Shrub.  
Bloom:
Deep pink, lavender reverse, ages to light pink . [Pink.]  Moderate fragrance.  20 petals.  Average diameter 2.25".  Medium, cupped bloom form.  Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Small, rounded buds.  
Habit:
Upright, well-branched.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 16" to 35" (40 to 90 cm).  
Growing:
Can be used for ground cover, landscape or shrub.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 20,720  on  2 Feb 2010   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 12/314,301  on  8 Dec 2008
Notes:
Self cleaning and always covered with blooms. First lavender ground cover shrub rose to work well on both sides of the country. Mass plantings are very fragrant.