Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Deep yellow
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Shrub
Growth Habit: Can be trained as climber, 4-10 feet tall
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: David Austin, 1983
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 5 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Plant Height: 4-10 feet
Plant Spread: 3-5 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Other: 2011 Great Plant Picks Award Winner
Parentage: Charles Austin x (Iceberg x seedling)
Child plants: 21 child plants

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Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Graham Thomas'
  • 'AUSmas'
  • 'Lemon Parody'

Common names
  • Rose

Photo Gallery
Location: Jones OK,
Date: April 2015
Rose Graham Thomas
Location: Oceanside, California 
Date: 2020-04-25
Location: Kyle, Texas
Date: 2017-03-07
Elegant rose with a nice fragrance

Date: 2017-05-17
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 2022-04-19
Location: Cary, North Carolina private garden
Date: 2023-04-30
My Graham Thomas rose 2023
Location: Atela Gardens, Alpiarça, 
Date: 2012-05-05
digital Camera
Location: Terrace garden right side
Date: 2012-0515
Location: NY
Date: 2021-05-25
First flush after zone 5 winter. Covered in beautiful, fragrant b
Location: Atela Gardens, Alpiarça, 
Date: 2011-05-04
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 19 June 2016
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2017-08-25
Grown as a standard
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 2021-05-10
Location: Atela Gardens, Alpiarça, 
Date: 2018-06-03
digital camera
Location: My Garden in PA
Date: 2023-05-26
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2017-08-28
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 05-10-2022
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2018-06-07
Uploaded by farmwind
Uploaded by Calif_Sue
Location: NY
Date: 2021-05-28
After his first winter in zone 5. Very fragrant
Location: Glendale, AZ
Date: August 16, 2020
Rose (Rosa)
Location: KYLE
Date: 2019-04-29
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.
Date: 2006-06-29
 4:38 pm. A most magnificent Rose!
Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2015-04-13
Zone 9b.
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 05-10-2022
Location: Oceanside, California 
Date: 2019-04-24
Location: Oceanside, California 
Date: 2019-04-24
Location: Kyle
Date: 2018-08-12
lovely and useful rose hip

Date: 2017-05-17
Location: Kyle, TX
Date: 2020-04-23
Location: Terrace left, full sun.
Date: 2016-06-09
Location: Ukraine (Transcarpathia)
Date: 2018-07-05
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.
Date: 2006-06-29
 4:39 pm. Perfect buds turn into a perfect Rose.

In my Mom's garden
Location: my garden
Date: Summer 2010
Rosa 'Graham Thomas' reaches out of shade toward a ray of sunligh
Location: Lincolnshire, England, UK
Date: 22 September 2011
Bloom and buds and dead heads
Location: Terrace garden center
Date: 2015-06-11
Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Date: 2013-01-06

Date: 2015-05-28
Location: Terrace left, full sun.
Date: 2016-06-09
Location: Terrace garden, left side
Date: 2015-06-05
Leaves and buds.
Uploaded by kniphofia
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 2021-05-10
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2011-10-15
Uploaded by DianeSeeds
Location: Terrace garden left side.
Date: 2013-0610
Location: Terrace garden center
Date: 2015-07-30
Location: Terrace left, full sun.
Date: 2016-06-09
So many roses this year!
Location: Dean Bond Rose Garden, Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2018-06-02
Location: Dean Bond Rose Garden, Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2018-06-02
Uploaded by Calif_Sue
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 2021-04-26
Location: England
Date: 2015-11-04

In my Mom's garden
Uploaded by Tex68
Location: Rose Garden Center, Tyler, Texas
Date: 2014-05-03

photo credit: T. Kiya
Uploaded by zuzu
Location: In my garden
Date: 2013-05-14

Date: 2012-10-23
Uploaded by Tex68

Date: 2016-05-27
Location: In my garden
Date: 2014-09-05
Location: In my garden
Date: 2012-06-04
Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Date: 2013-01-07
Location: Terrace garden left side.
Date: 2012-0730
Location: Terrace garden left side.
Date: 2013-07-06
Location: Terrace garden left side.
Date: 2005-0624

Date: 2015-05-28
Location: Dean Bond Rose Garden, Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2018-06-02
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2010-05-28
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2010-05-28
Location: Dean Bond Rose Garden, Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2018-06-02

Date: 2012-10-22

Date: 2015-05-28

Date: 2015-05-28

Date: 2015-05-28
Uploaded by dorab
Uploaded by Calif_Sue
Uploaded by Calif_Sue
Location: In my garden
Date: 2013-06-01
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: July
Uploaded by zuzu

Date: 2006-06-15
Photo courtesy of: WMotzet

Date: 2013-05-12
Photo courtesy of: Roozitaa

Date: 2013-12-12
Photo courtesy of: Jamain

Date: 2007-08-11
Photo courtesy of: ChickenFreak

Date: 2005-09-18
Photo courtesy of: ChickenFreak

Photo courtesy of: Anna reg
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2010-05-28
Location: Dean Bond Rose Garden, Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2018-06-02

Date: 2015-05-17
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Comments:
  • Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 12:10 AM concerning plant:
    Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
    Fat buds open to cupped, medium blooms of a radiant golden yellow. The fragrance is unusual and spicy. Rather upright, many gardeners are at a loss as to how to control this rose. We have heard numerous remedies of either pruning back hard, pegging or training as a small climber. Either way, it looks magnificent in the garden. The rose was named for the British Old Rose expert, Graham Stuart Thomas."
  • Posted by okus (Lincolnshire, UK) on Sep 22, 2011 6:00 AM concerning plant:
    This David Austin Rose is a delight, it has long arching stems and benefits from support, but has been in bloom in my garden, non-stop, since early June. It is not only an eye catching bush but is also beautifully scented.

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