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'Lemon Spice' rose Description
'Lemon Spice' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
39 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Light yellow Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Lemon Spice
Exhibition name: Lemon Spice
Origin:
Bred by David L. Armstrong (United States, 1966). Bred by Herbert C. Swim (United States, 1966).
Introduced in United States by Armstrong Roses as 'Lemon Spice'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Light yellow.  Strong, spice fragrance.  Average diameter 5.5".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, exhibition, high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Habit:
Spreading, upright.  Dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 31" to 5' (80 to 150 cm).  Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Vigorous.  heat tolerant.  shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, very mildew resistant.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 2,836  on  1 Oct 1968   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Patent states: " Originated by us by crossing the rose known as Helen Traubel with an unnamed variety which is the subject of Plant Patent 1254." Plant Patent 1254 relates to a 1953 seedling of Herb Swim's through Stark Brothers of Charlotte Armstrong X Signora.