The Alida Lovett rose is a beautiful Hybrid Wichurana Rambler rose climber.
The flowers are double bloom form. The soft, seashell pink flowers have a light yellow undertone at the base of the petals.
The soft pink, very double blooms on the Alida Lovette rose come in small clusters of 3-11 flowers, and are plentiful during their one performance in late spring or early summer. You might sometimes get a few later flowers.
Type Hybrid Wichurana Rambler, Large Flowered Climber
Hybridizer Dr. Walter Van Fleet (U.S 1905)
Blooms Soft, seashell pink blooms have 20-40 petals and are 3 1/2" across (Once Blooming)
Foliage Shiny dark green leaves
Growth Habits Very vigorous growing rose will grow 11-13' tall by 6-10' wide.
Fragrance Mild Fragrance
Hardy Zone zones 6b- 9b (other sources say zones 4-9)
Parantage; Souvenir Du President Carnot X Rosa Wichurana
The large flowers grow on a bush with shiny green foliage, making it a very disease resistant bush.
The lovely pink colored blooms are only slightly fragrant, and begin with coral pink buds that eventually open flat and fade to a very light pink.
Once fully open they display an attractive mass of loose petals in the center of the flower.
The healthy growing, vigorous bush is quite thorny and have stiffer canes than most ramblers, making them suitable for growing up a tree, or for tying to the side of the house.
It is also semi-shade tolerant. Not fully shade tolerant....But if you have a spot that is slightly shaded, you can plant Alida Lovett here.
It is most useful for planting on a fence or pergola.
It was bred by Walter Van Fleet, but introduced by J. T. Lovett in Little Silver N.J. He named this rose after one of his daughters 'Alida'.
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