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'Lemon Spice' rose Description
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Light yellow Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Lemon Spice
Exhibition name: Lemon Spice
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'.
Introduced in Australia by Roy H. Rumsey Pty. Ltd. in 1968 as 'Lemon Spice'.
Hybrid Tea.  
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.  
Spreading, upright.  Dark green, leathery foliage.  

Height: 31" to 5' (80 to 150cm).  Width: up to 4' (up to 120cm).
USDA zone 5b 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) .  
United States - Patent No: PP 2,836  on  1 Oct 1968   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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.