Hardiness: 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: Mauve and mauve blend (mb)
Bloom Shape: Double Tea shaped
Flower Fragrance: Very Fragrant
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Blooms repeatedly
On Apr 25, 2013, Leesto from Los Angeles, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:
I have been growing several bushes of this variety for the past 5 years in the Los Angeles area. As lavender roses go it is a pretty color with a nice fragrance - but not long lasting. The flowers begin to fade within a day and the edges of the petals brown-out quickly. It does not last long in a vase. I have given it good care but it just doesn't hold up like traditional-colored roses do.
On Jan 10, 2010, jenniealice from Fort Bragg, CA wrote:
It has such a wonderful smell and beautiful blooms, but for the past (maybe 10?) years it has never truly been a happy rose. Gangly and small with maybe 3 blooms and barely any foliage--I think it's scent lures the deer too! Our first deer to brave our deck came up to crop the top off of it. I'm not sure where this rose would be happy, but I'd like to give it better treatment this year (maybe re-pot or move) to see if it does better.
On Jun 11, 2005, EricaVee from Norwell, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:
This rose bloomed very well in its first year, I liked the fragrance especially. The only problem I remember is that when the flowers started to fade, they looked terrible and attracted insects (I can't remember what they were, I think ants), which didn't happen with any of my other roses. It's come back wonderfully after a harsh winter and there are some nice big buds on it.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Goodyear, Arizona Emeryville, California Fort Bragg, California Los Angeles, California Merced, California Barbourville, Kentucky Norwell, Massachusetts Hornell, New York Snow Hill, North Carolina Portland, Oregon Haltom City, Texas North Bend, Washington Seattle, Washington