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'Sir Thomas Lipton' rose Description
'Sir Thomas Lipton' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Vintage Rosery
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
25 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Rugosa.
Registration name: Sir Thomas Lipton
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Walter Van Fleet (United States, before 1900).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1900 as 'Sir Thomas Lipton'.
Class:
Hybrid Rugosa, Shrub.  
Bloom:
White, light pink shading.  Mild to strong fragrance.  Large, very double, flat bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Habit:
Climbing.  
Height of 5' to 8' (150 to 245 cm).  Width of up to 5' (up to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b and warmer.  Very vigorous.  shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, susceptible to blackspot .  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
Different opinions on which is pollen and which seed parent.
 
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