Floribunda Rose
Rosa 'Sue Lawley'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sue Lawley
Additional cultivar information:(aka MACspash, Kobold, Spanish Shawl)
Hybridized by McGredy IV
Registered or introduced: 1972
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Class:

Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:

Red blend (rb)

Bloom Shape:

Semi-double

Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Bush

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Other Details:

Unknown - Tell us

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By grafting

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Jan 5, 2009, rabandted from Hitchin, Herts
United Kingdom wrote:

American growers of 'Sue Lawley' might like to know that Sue L is a very well known radio and TV personality in the UK. She used to be a news reader and also a presenter of our much loved Desert Island discs where celebrities are asked to choose 8 favourite pieces of music, a book and a non-useful (to living on a desert island) luxury.

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On Nov 9, 2007, Calif_Sue from Northern California
United States (Zone 9a) wrote:

Red blend, mottled (hand painted) blooms.

Parentage:
Seed: [Little Darling Goldilocks (floribunda, Boerner, 1945)] [Evelyn Fison [Coryana Tantau's Triumph]]
Pollen: [John Church Elizabeth of Glamis ] [Evelyn Fison [Orange Sweetheart Frhlingsmorgen]]