English shrub rose

Rosa 'Graham Thomas'

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of White Flower Farm
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English shrub rose (Rosa 'Graham Thomas')
ROE-sah
Genus:  Rosa
This notable rose has quartered-rosette, double blossoms of rich yellow. It produces arching stems to 5 feet or more, making it an ideal candidate for training up a low structure.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Most English shrub roses bloom from spring to fall, with large, single to double, mostly fragrant flowers. They make ideal companions in mixed borders, in hedges, or as specimens. 
Care:  Grow in fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Provide good air circulation and remove fallen leaves to help prevent disease.  Prune lightly or back by up to 1/3, reducing side shoots by 1/2 to 1/3. To renovate, prune one in four or five shoots from the base.
Propagation:  Take softwood cuttings when bloom initiates in spring to summer; take hardwood cuttings in fall. 
Problems:  Aphids, leafhoppers, spider mites, scale, caterpillars, sawfly larvae, cane borers, Japanese beetles, rose stem girders, rose midges, rose slugs, rose chafers, leaf-cutting bees, black spot, rust, powdery mildew, crown gall, canker, dieback, downy mildew, viruses.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Fragrant Flowers,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Fruit
Bloom Time
Fall,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
Yellow Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower,
Hedge,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point,
Trellis
Style
Cottage Garden,
Formal Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Shrubs

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