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Lyda Rose

Lyda Rose

Rosa ‘Lyda Rose’

  • ​Common Name: Lyda Rose (other common names: ‘Letlyda’)
  • Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Lyda Rose’
  • Family Name:    Rosaceae
  • Origin: United States
  • Height: 4’ – 6’
  • Width: 4’ – 5’
  • Growth: moderate
  • Zone: 5A – 9B
  • Light Needs: Full sun but are also shade tolerant
  • Salt Tolerance:  unknown
  • Soil/PH/Texture: Tolerates a wide variety of humus enriched, well-drained soils from sandy loam to clay loam; roses live best in a pH range of 6.0-7.2 with 6.5 being the ideal for optimum growth and flowering. (pH outside of this range causes loss of nutrients which has a detrimental effect of roses.)
  • Soil Moisture: regular watering but do not overwater.
  • Drought Tolerance: unknown
  • Pests/Diseases: roses are bug and disease resistant with a moderate amount of care.
  • Growing Conditions: easy to grow, low maintenance, avoid pruning
  • Characteristics: blooms are a fragrant white blended (sometimes white with pink edges, pink reverse), cluster of flowers, with 1 – 7 petals, appearing in late spring – early summer and bloom repeatedly. The apple-blossom-like 2" blooms appear in abundance on a spreading plant with rich green, disease resistant foliage and are nearly thorn less.
  • Propagation: by stem and tip cuttings, grafting and budding
  • Wildlife: attracts bees
  • Facts: hybridized and bred by Kleine Lettunich in 1994 from the seedlings of `Francis E. Lester'. She named it for her daughter and the song from The Music Man. 
  • Designer Considerations: can be used in a hedge, border, as an accent bush, cut flowers, rosehips and great container plant for the patio.