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Emily Gray - Large Flower Climber Rose

Emily Gray

Large Flower Climber. Bred by Williams in UK in 1916.
Use:
 
Wall, Arch
Color:
 
Apricot
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
None
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 9
Height & Width:
 
15 ft x 7 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments Botannica's Roses calls this one of the healthiest yellow climbers. It has a wichurana heritage, which tends to imbue dark, shiny, healthy foliage of the sort found in climbers bred by Barbiere and Van Fleet such as New Dawn and Albertine. Emily Gray's leaves are extraordinarily shiny, but they are also an unusually bright olive green; and they perfectly complement the strongly colored, nicely formed apricot yellow roses to perfection. These roses can be paler in cooler climates, and they can fade toward shell pink. At their best, they have a perfection of form and color reminiscent of Lady Hillingdon. Perfection of form and color have their price, though. The rose is neither remonontant nor fragrant. Nor is it so remarkably free with its flowers as some of the pink wichurana ramblers.