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Cabbage rose 'William Lobb'   

Rosa centifolia

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Belonging to the Rosa genus (Rosa centifolia 'William Lobb'), William Lobb is a variety of Cabbage rose. William Lobb is a variety of heirloom Cabbage rose . Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Utah Crimson. Leaves appear approximately as a   Forest green (traditional) colour.

This rose produces beautiful flowers of dark-crimson that readily fade to various shades of purple, mauve and violet-grey. It is a shrub that can be grown also as a climber.1

William Lobb grows as a Perennial and is a Flower. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Typically grows with a shrub-like habit.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about William Lobb have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow William Lobb

  • Partial Sun

Keep in mind when planting that William Lobb is thought of as hardy, so it can be safe to leave outdoors for the majority of winter (although if in doubt, using a row cover is often a good idea).

Growing William Lobb from seed

Transplanting William Lobb

As William Lobb is hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting William Lobb

William Lobb folklore & trivia

This rose has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.