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'Butterscotch' rose Description
'Butterscotch (hybrid tea, Byrum/Hill, 1942)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Kelley Macdonald
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
15 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Yellow blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Butterscotch
Exhibition name: Butterscotch
Origin:
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'.
Class:
Floribunda, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Tall, bushy, compact, upright.  Glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of up to 6' (up to 185 cm).  
Growing:
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.  
Patents:
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.
Notes:
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.]