'Alexander Hill Gray' rose Description
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Deep yellow Tea.
Registration name: Alexander Hill Gray
Lemon-yellow, ages to darker . Sets no hips. Strong, tea fragrance. 60 to 90 petals. Medium to large, borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Bushy, thornless (or almost), upright.
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm). Width of 3' (90 cm).
USDA zone 7a and warmer. Blooms tend to ball in wet weather. prefers dry climates.
See References. The National Rose Society Catalogue for 1910 (copyright 1909) gives the introduction date of 1909. This would be for Britain and it may not have been introduced outside Britain till 1911
Mr. Alexander Hill Gray was an Honorary Vice President of The National Rose Society, England from c1920 to 1926-1927.