Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info) Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info) Cultivar: L. D. Braithwaite Additional cultivar information: (PP8154, aka Braithwaite, Leonard Dudley Braithwaite, AUScrim) Hybridized by Austin; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1988
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)
I've had L.D. Braitwaite in a small rose border for a few years. Not a bad rose. In comparison to it's parent Mary Rose it isn't as vigorous or as hardy. The canes die back to the winter mulch in my garden. Mary Rose is also much more fragrant. If Braithwaite is better in any way it holds it's blooms more upright.
On Mar 17, 2007, cripplecreek from Greeley, CO wrote:
We have had a very severe winter with several below zero days in northern Colorado and a major blizzard in December which left this area buried in snow for several weeks. My two L. D. Braithwaite rose bushes were left unprotected during this time. A few days ago, I went to examine the roses in my yard, I found that both these plants not only survived but are very green with budding on the canes where new leaves will soon emerge as it gets warmer this spring. I was thouroughly impressed! Cripplecreek of Colorado
On Sep 13, 2003, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:
Beautiful large David Austin Rose, prolific bloomer, can take a good deal of shade easily in 10a. Named for David Austin's father-in-law, Leonard Dudley Braithwaite.
Tends to have a purple-magenta caste, not a true red.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Clayton, California Fairfield, California Perris, California Garden City, Colorado Elmhurst, Illinois Alfred, Maine Ashland, Oregon Eagleton Village, Tennessee Houston, Texas Paris, Texas Pecan Grove, Texas