'Governor Phillip' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Patricia Routley
Medium red Hybrid Tea, Cl..
Registration name: Governor Phillip
Exhibition name: Governor Phillip
Climber, Hybrid Tea, Cl..
Ruby-red, flushed darker. Strong, old rose fragrance. Large, very double, open bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Large, long, pointed buds.
Climbing. Large, glossy, bronze-green, leathery foliage.
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).
Two slightly different parentages have been recorded. Refer 1939 and 2007 references.
From Eric Timewell: 'Governor Phillip' was Arthur Phillip, the first Governor (1787–1792) of the colony of New South Wales.