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'Irish Gold' rose Description
'Grandpa Dickson' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Graebear's Roses
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
33 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Medium yellow Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Irish Gold
Origin:
Bred by Patrick Dickson (1926-2012) (United Kingdom, before 1966).
Introduced by Unknown (Australia) in 1966 as 'Grandpa Dickson'.
Introduced in France by NIRP International in 1966 as 'Grandpa Dickson'.
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 1966 as 'Grandpa Dickson'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Yellow.  Moderate fragrance.  33 petals.  Average diameter 7".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), high-centered, quilled bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Bushy, upright.  Glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.  

Height: 30" to 4' (75 to 120cm).  Width: 18" to 4' (45 to 120cm).
Growing:
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).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 2,769  on  19 Sep 1967   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Named for Alexander Dickson III who was born in 1893 and died 15 October 1975.



[Source: L'Haÿ-les-roses Label]