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Lynn Anderson

Lynn Anderson
Rose of the Month For June, 2009
by Gail Trimble

Lynn Anderson’, also known as ‘Oh My God’, was hybridized by Joseph Winchel from a cross of an unnamed seedling x ‘Gold Medal’, and was introduced by Weeks Roses in 1993. It is classified by the American Rose Society as a pink blend hybrid tea with 26-40 petals, and has a garden rating of 7.5. Its 5” blooms are white with a deep edge and its medium green foliage can be very large.

According to a fan club website, Lynn Anderson’ was named after the singer, Lynn Anderson, to celebrate the American Rose Society's 100 year anniversary. In A Rose by any other Name by Douglas Brenner and Stephen Scanniello, it states that because the singer’s “water conserving Xeriscape garden in New Mexico is too dry for roses; she donated her namesake to irrigated sites at public institutions.”

Successful as both a pollen and seed parent, ‘Lynn Anderson’ is the parent of 13 roses, including the mini-floras ‘Foolish Pleasure’ and ‘Lady E’oywn’ and the sister seedlings, ‘Moonstone’ and ‘Cajun Moon’, all very successful as exhibition roses. It grows very tall, is very vigorous, and has excellent, high-centered form that has put it on the “Top Exhibition Roses” list every year since it was introduced.

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