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'Butterscotch' rose Description
'Butterscotch (hybrid tea, Byrum/Hill, 1942)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Peter Miller
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Yellow blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Butterscotch (hybrid tea, Byrum/Hill, 1942)
Exhibition name: Butterscotch
Bred by Roy L. Byrum (United States, before 1942).
Introduced in United States by Howard & Smith in 1946 as 'Butterscotch'.
Introduced in United States by Wayside Gardens in 1946 as 'Butterscotch'.
Floribunda, Hybrid Tea.  
Lemon-yellow, orange reverse.  Reverse orange-yellow.  Mild fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Very large, very double, open bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed buds.  
Tall, bushy, compact, upright.  Glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.  

Height: up to 6' (up to 185cm).  
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Vigorous.  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.  
United States - Patent No: PP 613  on  1 Feb 1944   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Patent was issued to Roy L. Byrum, Richmond, Indiana and assigned to Joseph H. Hill Co.
Roy L. Byrum appears to have been the breeder of Butterscotch in light of the plant patent issued in his name for this rose.

[Butterscotch was removed from the Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens (ARBG) Display Trial because it is not being commercially released.]