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
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
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: 20 child plants

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

Common names
  • Rose

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  • 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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