'W. A. Richardson' rose Description
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
Yellow to deep yellow, orange shading, ages to white . Mild to strong, tea, opinions vary fragrance. Average diameter 3". Medium to large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, old-fashioned, quartered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Climbing, thornless (or almost). Glossy, dark green foliage. 5 to 7 leaflets.
Height of up to 12' (up to 365 cm). Width of up to 8' (up to 245 cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Can be used for cut flower or garden. Very vigorous. can be grown as a shrub.
Different opinions whether it is a sport or a seedling of 'Rêve d'Or'.
William Allen Richardson (February 20, 1819 New Orleans - October 29, 1892 Louisville KY) . Much interested in the cultivation and propagation of roses, he imported a good many, and in this way became acquainted by correspondence with Madame Ducher.