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'Governor Phillip' rose Description
'Governor Phillip' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Patricia Routley
Availability:
Believed extinct or lost
HMF Ratings:
18 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium red Hybrid Tea, Cl..
Registration name: Governor Phillip
Exhibition name: Governor Phillip
Origin:
Bred by Mrs. H.C. Fitzhardinge (Australia, before 1939).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1939 as 'Governor Phillip'.
Class:
Climber, Hybrid Tea, Cl..  
Bloom:
Ruby-red, flushed darker.  Strong, old rose fragrance.  Large, very double, open bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Large, long, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Climbing.  Large, glossy, bronze-green, leathery foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Notes:
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.
 
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