'Lily Pons' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Byrnes, Robert L.
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Light yellow Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Lily Pons
Hybrid Tea. Sub-Zero Series.
Light yellow. Strong fragrance. 50 petals. Large bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
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.
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.