Known as- Shrub rose
Grow Zone - 5 to 9
Type- Deciduous shrub
Smith Scl. hardy? No
ht.- 5 to 8 ft.
Span- 5 to 8 ft.
Shade/Light- Full sun
Moisture- Medium dampure
Hi/Lo Maint- Medium
Best grown in average, moderate wet, well-drained soil in full sun. Best
flowering and disease resistance occur in full sun. Moisture deeply and
regularly (mornings are best). Avoid overhead watering. Good air circulation
promotes vigorous and healthy growth and helps control foliar diseases.
Summer mulch helps retain dampure, keep roots cool and discourage weeds.
Remove spent flowers to encourage rebloom. Crowns need winter protection
in cold winter areas such as St. Louis. Remove and destroy diseased leaves
from plants (as practicable), and clean up and destroy dead leaves from
the ground around the plants both during the growing season and as part
of a thorough clean-up during winter (dormant season). Prune as needed
in late winter to early spring.
This upright, bushy, shrub rose is a David Austin English rose which typically
grows 5-8” tall and 5-8” wide. Size depends in large part
on climate and environment (e.g., generally taller in hotter climates).
Features large, intensely fragrant, bright yellow, double blooms (3.5’
across) which occur in clusters on arching canes. Blooms well from spring
to fall. Leathery, dark green foliage. Large yellow hips in fall. Named
for English rosarian Graham Stuart Thomas.
Roses are susceptible to a large number of diseases, the most common of
which are black spot, powdery mildew, rust and rose rosette. Although
good cultural practices are the first line of defense in disease control,
regular preventative fungicide applications throughout the growing season
are usually required, particularly in humid climates with regular summer
rainfall such as the St. Louis area. Potential insect problems include
aphids, beetles, borers, scale, thrips, rose midges, leafhoppers and spider
mites. Local rose associations and extension services are usually able
to offer specific recommendations and advice for selecting and growing
Shrub or mixed border. Wild, cottage or rose garden. Excellent specimen.
Also effective as a hedge.