The Piccadilly rose is one of the great classic Hybrid Tea roses. ‘Piccadilly’ has large, bright, bi-colored flowers of red and yellow. The inside of the flower petals are scarlet colored, while the outsides are yellow in color. The flowers first appear very bright red and yellow, and then turn to crimson and cream as they age.
The lovely pointed buds open into large blooms that form high centers before relaxing into a cup shape, then dropping cleanly. The blooms are always shapely looking, and even stand up well in the rain.
The flowers are borne freely all season from summer through fall. This rose, ‘Piccadilly’, has a fresh, light fragrance. It is a vigorous grower, and it repeats flowers fast.
Type Hybrid Tea Rose
Hybridizer Sam McGredy (Northern Ireland) 1960
Growth Habits bushy plant grows 4feet by 3 1/ 2 feet across
Blooms Red and yellow flowers. The flowers are almost 4” across and repeat well all season.
Foliage Dark green glossy green foliage
Fragrance light, sweet fragrance
Awards Royal National Rose Society Certificate of Merit 1959, Madrid Gold 1960, Rome Gold Medal 1960, Rotterdam Gold Medal Nord-Rose Award
Hardy zone zones 6
This Hybrid tea rose bush grows to an average height, and becomes a well spread, bushy plant. It is generously covered with glossy, dark green leaves, that are red colored when young.
The blooming ability remains good on this rose bush, even though adverse weather conditions.
The blooms on the Piccadilly rose are produced both singly and in clusters. Dis-budding them will produce flowers large enough to win prizes at shows.
Black spot could be a problem for this rose, in damp weather. This is a great rose for bedding, borders, used for hedges, and a standard.
It is a simply beautiful rose that has many awards to its name. Its name was suggested by (Reimer Kordes) after observing the beautiful 'bright lights' of this rose.