'Étoile de Lyon' rose Description
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Golden-yellow, darker center. [Lemon-yellow.]. Receptacle is usually a square cup shape. Pedicel is glandular. Moderate, tea fragrance. Very large, very double, borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, scalloped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Short, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy. Medium green foliage.
Height of 2' to 6' (60 to 185 cm). Width of 5' (150 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for cut flower or garden. Vigorous. Prune dead wood. Resist the urge to prune this rose too heavily -- it doesn't like it!.
Pierre Guillot states that 'Etoile de Lyon' is a descendant of 'Safrano'.- see References.
The San Jose Heritage Rose Garden identifies their 'Etoile de Lyon' as a Santa Cruz/Grant clone.
Refer comment of September 23, 2010 for identification of "Bermuda's Anna Olivier'.