'Lavender Lassie'

(Pronounced: La-VEN-dur LAS-see)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Lavender Lassie'

'Lavender Lassie'

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'Lavender Lassie' is a modern rose, but an outstanding one that has the appearance and outstanding fragrance of an older Hybrid Musk.

 

'Lavender Lassie'

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'Lavender Lassie' buds are small and very compact, giving little indication of the mass of petals that they contain.

 

'Lavender Lassie'

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'Lavender Lassie' flowers are mauve pink a double, with a very appealing sweet fragrance.

 

'Lavender Lassie'

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'Lavender Lassie' the blooms appear in massive clusters, frequently hanging down from their supporting arbor.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Lavender Lassie' is a modern rose, but an outstanding one that has the appearance and outstanding fragrance of an older Hybrid Musk. The 3" flowers are mauve pink, double, with a very appealing sweet fragrance, and occur in clusters.

'Lavender Lassie' buds are small and very compact, giving little indication of the mass of petals that they contain. The blooms appear in massive clusters, frequently hanging downward. It is an excellent choice for an arbor or pillar.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Synstylae

 
GROUP:

Kordes

 
CLASS:

H Msk

 
SEED
PARENT:

Unknown  

POLLEN
PARENT:

Unknown  

BREEDER:

Kordes  

INTRODUCED:

'Lavender Lassie' was introduced by Kordes in 1960.  

DATE:

1960 [ Germany ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    6 '     to    6 '           Width:    8 '     to    8 '



'Lavender Lassie' makes a vigorous climber 10' to 15' in height.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is medium green and glossy.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

C - Continuous. 'Lavender Lassie' starts blooming April in the Texas Hill Country, and blooms throughout the growing season.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    3.00"      to      3.50"           Cluster Size:    5      to      7           Petal Count:    35 to 40          

'Lavender Lassie' flowers are medium-sized (3"), double, and occur in large clusters.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

m - Mauve. 'Lavender Lassie' blooms are lilac-pink.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

vf - Very Fragrant. 'Lavender Lassie' has a very strong, sweet fragrance.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 6 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Lavender Lassie' is disease free and easy to grow.

'Lavender Lassie' is tolerant of some shade. It can be pruned into a fat bush but it is at its best draped over an arbor.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Lavender Lassie' is easily propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of shade
    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Suitable for hedging and fence rows
    ** Suitable for growing into trees
    ** Suitable for use as a climbing or pillar rose
    ** Availability is limited  

ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:
 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 306.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 304.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 74.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, pp. 258-259.

Druitt, Liz. The Organic Rose Garden. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company. 1996, pp. 103, 144.

Welch, William C.. Antique Roses for the South. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1990, p. 178.