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Lilac Rose * David Austin Rose * Introduced in 1990

Lilac Rose is a small 2.5 foot shrub. It has cup shaped lilac pink flowers. Lilac Rose has been a productive bloomer of medium sized 2.5 inch flowers. I have had some problem with thrips but as the season progressed the thrips were eaten by something as no evidence of their damage is about now. I have had little problem with fungal diseases even though the watering system wets the plant regularly and others show damage from rust and mildew. The plants are nearly thornless. Lilac Rose was released by Austin in 1990. Parents include 'Hero' and a seedling.

Image of the Lilac Rose