The Graham Thomas Rose, is another one of the David Austin yellow English roses with breathtaking yellow rose flowers. The very double blooms are that of classic English roses.
The magnificent shade of yellow has a texture that makes these old rose style blooms seem almost too perfect to be real! The yellow blooms appear in sprays.
The cup-shaped blooms are strongly tea scented.
The yellow color of these shrub roses, gradually deepen at the center of the bloom.
The deep yellow Graham Thomas rose, is a shrub rose that is one of the most popular of the Austin roses. It's been around for a while, and still quite popular today.
This rose was named for the influential English rosarian "Graham Thomas".
It is a hardy bush that blooms prolifically throughout the growing season.
It will brighten any spot that it is planted in.
Type English Shrub Rose
Hybridizer David Austin 1983
Blooms Deep yellow, cupped blooms are 4" across, with 45 petals
Growth Habits vigorous, upright, bushy, and arching in growth. It can grow 6x4 feet.
Foliage Foliage is disease resistant and glossy
Fragrance strong tea scent
Awards Royal Horticultural Society Award of Graden Merit 1993
Hardy Zone zones 5-10
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This was the first yellow English roses introduced that actually resembled those old Victorian roses (old garden roses)
Until their introduction, the color range for these roses had been limited to red, pinks, and purples.
The flowers on the David Austin roses of Graham Thomas are borne in abundance on long arching stems. The stems often bow under the heavy weight of the flowers.
This repeat-flowering rose (Graham Thomas)will grow larger in warmer climates, and can be treated as a climbing rose, where it is makes a most beautiful display of yellow roses. It flowers all Summer, and into Fall.
This shrub rose, does not do well in hot/dry climates.