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'Lady Gay' rose Description
'Lady Gay (hybrid wichurana, Walsh, 1905)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cà Berta
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24 favorite votes.  
Orange-pink Hybrid Wichurana.
Registration name: Lady Gay
Bred by Michael H. Walsh (United States, before 1905).
Introduced in Australia by Arthur Yates & Co. Ltd. in 1908 as 'Lady Gay'.
Hybrid Wichurana, Rambler.  
Cherry-red, vermilion shading, ages to blush .  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 1.75".  Small to medium, double (17-25 petals), in large clusters, open bloom form.  Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.  
Climbing.  Small, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 12' to 20' (365 to 610 cm).  
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Very hardy.  very vigorous.  
Some differences of opinion about Parentage.
Very similar to 'Dorothy Perkins'
Member Palustris reports elsewhere that:
'Lady Gay' has slightly larger flowers than 'Dorothy Perkins' or 'Minnehaha'.
'Lady Gay' outer petals are almost white.
'Lady Gay' pedicel has sparse and minute bristles.
'Lady Gay' new foliage is never bronze.
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