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Shrub Rose 'Lyda Rose'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lyda Rose
Additional cultivar information:(aka LETlyda)
Hybridized by Lettunich
Registered or introduced: 1994
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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

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)

Bloom Color:

White (w)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:


Other Details:


Resistant to black spot

Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

Pruning Instructions:

Avoid pruning

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

, British Columbia

Aromas, California

San Jose, California

Simi Valley, California

Boise, Idaho

North Plains, Oregon

Austin, Texas

Yakima, Washington (2 reports)

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 27, 2016, cintinightbird2003 from Cincinnati, OH wrote:

I love the look of this rose. What kind a scent does it have and is it strong or very light fragrance.


On Jul 10, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This is a great rose for the "natural" or woodland garden. It has the look of a wild rose, but will bloom continuously from June till frost if deadheaded. Single pale pink 2" blooms with darker edges, produced in large trusses, will quickly bleach to white in full sun---shade will help preserve the color. Fragrant. Flowers are self-cleaning, but deadheading will increase bloom production.

A superb performer, it will tolerate considerable shade. Highly resistant to black spot.

It can be trained as a shrub, or trained to climb. Few prickles.


On May 13, 2010, soldiersong from North Plains, OR (Zone 8a) wrote:

I've had this wonderful rose in my garden for three summers. It bloooms from late spring until frost and has never had blackspot or any other problems.

It is not a white rose, as stated in the information, but a clear pink single.


On Jun 28, 2006, hortensia from Langley, BC, BC (Zone 8b) wrote:

Bred by Kleine Lettunich from Francis E Lester, and named for her daughter -- Lyda Rose. Thrives in considerable shade, a very healthy. floriferous and highly fragrant rose. The sprays of bloom are large and lovely, but the individual flowers are exquisite in their own right as well.


On Jan 24, 2004, Pattyperennial from Yakima, WA wrote:

This single rose is self-cleaning and resembles apple blossoms. The roses grow in large clusters and one shrub will fill 25 vases! Lyda blooms all summer if deadheaded and ARS rates this rose 8.9! I grow Lyda as a superb 4' hedge.