'Ellen Willmott' rose Description
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Yellow blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Ellen Willmott
Golden-yellow, pink edges, lemon-yellow undertones, red stamens. Moderate fragrance. Medium, single (4-8 petals), ruffled bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 2' to 5' (60 to 150 cm). Width of 3' (90 cm).
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.
Ellen Willmott (August 19, 1858 - September 27, 1934), English horticulturalist, who cultivated more than 100,000 species of plants in her garden Warley Place. She published "The Genus Rosa" in 1910-14.
[Note: there is also a light pink 'Ellen Willmott' (Bernaix 1898). It is double, having about 20 petals.]