Helen Hayes

Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
Photo of Rose Fred Howard

Helen Hayes reminded me what the great to-do over hybrid teas is about. The flower charms twice: once as a high-centered opening bud full of apricot shading, and again with the fully blown flowers - petals fading toward primrose. For our viewing convenience the blossoms are held at eye-level and face outward.

The two plants I observed were full of foliage, five feet high, and healthy. Helen Hayes seemed a little parsimonious with her flowers, though. And they were only three inches across.

It's yellow, so I must guess that the ARS rating of 5.6 is due in part to problems with fungal disease in humid parts of the country.

USA 1956
Zone 6-9
Hybrid Tea
Digital Camera: Fuji Finepix 2800
Rose: Vintage Gardens Nursery, Jun 2003
Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2003. All rights reserved.