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Rosa 'William Lobb'

Moss rose

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour

Purple, Lilac





Skill level


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Plant details

One of the classic, vigorous growing moss roses, 'William Lobb' produces large purple blooms held on spiky stems. Also known as 'Duchesse D'Istrie', the flowers have a rich scent its informal growth habit makes it ideal for informal borders although it may need some support. It can also be trained as a low-growing climber.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Rosa

Cultivar: William Lobb

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Purple, Lilac

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 200cm

Spread: 200cm

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