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'Irish Gold' rose Description
'Irish Gold' rose photo
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Medium yellow Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Irish Gold
Bred by Patrick Dickson (1926-2012) (United Kingdom, 1966).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. as 'Grandpa Dickson'.
Introduced by Unknown (Australia) in 1966 as 'Grandpa Dickson'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Yellow.  Mild fragrance.  33 petals.  Average diameter 7".  Large, double (17-25 petals), high-centered, quilled bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Height of 30" to 4' (75 to 120 cm).  Width of 18" to 4' (45 to 120 cm).
USDA zone 7b through 10b.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, susceptible to blackspot .  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
United States - Patent No: PP 2,769   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Named for Alexander Dickson III who was born in 1893 and died 15 October 1975.

[Source: L'Haÿ-les-roses Label]