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OCTOBER 2019  ROSE  Submitted by Lori Durbin

Growing up my favorite color was any shade of purple so it is no wonder that one of my favorite roses would be a shade of purple.  And then, what is better yet, this rose is said to be just about the “most wonderful and intense perfumes in a Floribunda” (Heriloom Rose, on-line, 2019), or for me just a very pleasant sweet citrus scent that never tires.   This rose I am introducing is given the name:  Angel Face.

This beautiful lavender to purple color, semi-double ruffled rose is a low bushy, continual growing perennial, loving the heat and the more sun, the better the color tones will be. This is considered a medium size rose 3 1/2” with 25-30 petals (Weeks, on-line; 2019).  

Angel Face is the recipient of several awards for its beauty and fragrance.  



More Information

Bloom Type



Cutting, Fragrance, Pots, Shade, Rose That Attract Bees



Specific Color

Rich, deep-lavender with ruby blushed edges


Exceptionally Fragrant

Hardiness Zone(s)

5 (-20° to -10°), 6 (-10° to 0°), 7 (0° to 10°), 8 (10° to 20°), 9 (20° to 30°), 10 (30° to 40°)


Continual Blooming


1968 bread by Swim and Weeks

Approximate Size

3' x 3'

Taken from (Heirloom Roses, On line, 2019)