English shrub rose Rosa 'Graham Thomas' http://www.whiteflowerfarm.comPhoto/Illustration: Courtesy of White Flower Farm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 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 Primrose Yellow Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower, Hedge, Specimen Plant/Focal Point, Trellis Style Cottage Garden, Formal Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Shrubs Related Plants to Rosa 'Graham Thomas' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 English shrub rose Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 English shrub rose Rosa 'Redcoat' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Hybrid musk rose Rosa 'Buff Beauty' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Climbing large-flowered rose Rosa 'Mermaid' View the discussion thread.