This David Austin rose is not lilac at all but the cool pale pink I love. The very double, fully cupped flowers languished this year in the bud as it rained and rained, rotting the outside petals. Eventually Lilac Rose toughed it out and bloomed (and rebloomed!) beautifully.
Photographed June 2003
Planted April 2002
Purchased bagged from Home Depot in Springfield, PA