Loretta Lynn’s apricot rose lives on

Loretta Lynn, who has a special autumn peach rose named after her, died at 90. 

A symbol of rural resilience, the 'Coal Miner's Daughter' and rose lover was admired for her songwriting and vocal skills, influencing generations. Jack White, the singer and guitarist of the White Stripes, produced Lynn's Grammy-winning album 'Van Lear Rose,' which is why the rose was named after in 2010. 

As Lynn said at the time, "roses have always been so special to me. I've loved them since I was a girl. So to have a rose named after one of my albums, well, I'm just very, very honored."

She was also known for her raw honesty in her songs, including 'Don't Come Home a-Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind),' 'Your Squaw Is on the Warpath,' 'Fist City' and 'You Ain't Woman Enough.' As the Times reported, Lynn had her prime hit-making years from the 1960s into the 1980s, as the 1980 film 'Coal Miner's Daughter,' an adaptation of the 1976 book, made her life story public.

The Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose is an ever-blooming floribunda known for its deep, rich apricot color. According to selectroses.ca, its buds open into a cottage-style flower, and the shrub grows to about two feet tall and wide, an ideal size for most gardens and large containers. Also wonderful for borders.

Read the complete article at www.flowerpowerdaily.com.

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