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'Emily Gray' rose Description
'Emily Gray' rose photo
Photo courtesy of billy teabag
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
13 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Deep yellow Hybrid Wichurana.
Registration name: Emily Gray
Origin:
Bred by Dr. A.H. Williams (United Kingdom, before 1916).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Benjamin R. Cant & Sons Ltd. in 1918 as 'Emily Gray'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1921 as 'Emily Gray'.
Class:
Hybrid Wichurana.  
Bloom:
Golden-yellow, salmon-yellow highlights, yellow stamens.  Moderate, tea fragrance.  25 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium to large, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Tall, climbing.  Large, glossy, bronze-green foliage.  
Height of 14¾' to 16' 5" (450 to 500 cm).  Width of up to 10' (up to 305 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower, garden or landscape.  Very vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  Prune after flowering is finished.  
Ploidy:
Triploid
Notes:
Raised by Dr. A.H. Williams (National Rose Society (now RNRS) President 1933/34) and named after his sister, 1918.

 
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