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'Thaïs' rose Description
'Lady Elgin' rose photo
Photo courtesy of scvirginia
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
36 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Yellow blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Lady Elgin
Exhibition name: Lady Elgin
Origin:
Bred by Francis Meilland (1912-1958) (France, 1954).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1959 as 'Thaïs'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Yellow blend.  Strong, sweet fragrance.  40 petals.  Full (26-40 petals), cupped, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).  Width of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 10b.  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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 1,469   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Arena Rose Co.'s Catalog 2000 says Lady Elgin produces very full blooms of light amber that open with high centers and finish as broad cups...