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'Lawrence Johnston' rose Description
'Lawrence Johnston (climber, Pernet-Ducher, 1905)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cavallo
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
26 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium yellow Large-Flowered Climber.
Origin:
Bred by Joseph Pernet-Ducher (France, before 1903).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Sunningdale Nursery in 1948 as 'Lawrence Johnston'.
Class:
Climber, Hybrid Foetida, Large-Flowered Climber.  
Bloom:
Yellow.  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 5'.  Semi-double (9-16 petals) bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Habit:
Climbing.  
Height of 20' to 30' (610 to 915 cm).  Width of 20' (610 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  
Notes:
Named for Major Lawrence Johnston (October 17, 1871 Paris - April 27, 1958 Menton), creator of the gardens of Hidcote Manor and Serre de la Madone, who received this climber exclusively from Pernet-Ducher and had it at Hidcote Manor under the name 'Hidcote Yellow'.
 
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