"Jesse Hildreth" rose Description
Photo courtesy of Jeri Jennings
Light yellow. up to 100 petals. Average diameter 4". Large, in large clusters, high-centered, nodding or "weak neck" bloom form. Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season. Large buds.
Large, glossy, light green, holly-like foliage.
Can be used for garden or specimen. Drought resistant. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, very mildew resistant, very rust resistant. Do not prune. Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy. Resist the urge to prune this rose too heavily -- it doesn't like it!.
Jesse was the oldest son of a prosperous cattle ranching family in Monterey County. He was born in Missouri, and died at age 21, in 1862. It appears that the family may have relocated to Southern California.
"Jesse Hildreth" has been grown next to 'Devoniensis' and appears to be different to that variety.
Not 'Lamarque'. Foliage is different
"Westside Road Cream Tea" has a resemblance to "Jesse Hildreth"; they may be the same variety, or possibly just closely related. They are being grown "side by side" by at least one HMF contributor; see photos at the "WRCT" record for some comparisons of a young "Jesse Hildreth" with a more mature "WRCT" plant.