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'Lady Elgin' rose Description
'Thaïs (hybrid tea, Meilland, 1954)' rose photo
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
Yellow blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Lady Elgin
Exhibition name: Lady Elgin
Bred by Francis Meilland (1912-1958) (France, before 1954).
Introduced in France by Jean-Marie Gaujard in 1954 as 'Thaïs'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1959 as 'Thaïs'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Buff - yellow, deep pink shading.  Moderate, sweet fragrance.  35 to 48 petals.  Large, very full (41+ petals), cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Bushy, upright.  Dark green, leathery foliage.  

Height: 3' to 4' (90 to 120cm).  Width: 2' to 4' (60 to 120cm).
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.  
France - Patent No: trademark 512  on  1954
United States - Patent No: PP 1,469  on  17 Apr 1956   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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...