Large - about 4 inches
Zone 6 - 10
Height & Width:
3 ft x 2 ft
As Paul Barden says ?Lady Hillingdon has "a certain quality that ...defies description." It makes well shaped high centered buds that open into loose, floppy flowers. These are apricot to gold in color and very nicely fragrant. These are set off to perfection by dark, purplish new growth foliage. One of the hardiest teas, its flower is closer to the Hybrid Tea ideal than many of the other teas; yet it does possess a kind of Tea Rose delicacy that largely disappeared when Hybrid Perpetuals were crossed with Teas. Thus, Lady Hillingdon is one of those rare "best of all possible worlds" roses. There is a climbing sport. Since it is impossible to distinguish between the two until the rose is in place for some years, one might order one but get the other. So it might be wise to site the rose as if either might work.
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