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'Lily Pons' rose Description
'Lily Pons' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Steffi's Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
20 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Light yellow Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Lily Pons
Origin:
Bred by Brownell Family (United States, 1939).
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  Sub-Zero Series.  
Bloom:
Light yellow.  Strong fragrance.  50 petals.  Large bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 420   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
Soprano Lily Pons was born in France 12 April 1898. She came to the United States in the 1930s and was a sensation. There is even a town in Maryland named after her. The US Postal Service issued a commemorative stamp in her honor 10 September 1997. She died in 1976 and is buried in France.