'10-05-09' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Barden, Paul
Lemon-yellow. Mild to strong, lemon, pine fragrance. 12 to 25 petals. Average diameter 2". Small to medium, double (17-25 petals), in large clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form. Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season. Medium, pointed, mossed buds.
Short, bushy, compact. Medium, glossy, dark green, holly-like, leathery foliage.
Height of 18" to 3' (45 to 90 cm).
USDA zone 6a and warmer. Can be used for container rose, shrub or specimen. Vigorous. flowers drop off cleanly. heat tolerant.
This seedling is still being evaluated for garden merit. It is easily propagated from cuttings. It sets seed easily and is also being evaluated as a breeding plant. The fragrance attributes given below are for the mossing on the buds, not the bloom itself.
The pollen parent seedling was a double red variety, a sibling to 'Unconditional Love' and is, I believe, extinct. (Gophers got it)