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Yellow Rose recommendation please

MeomyeMeomye Posts: 924
Could you recommend a repeat flowering yellow rose bush up to 150cm in height to go in a  South East facing garden please? Fragrance would be a bonus as would be disease resistance. Thank you.


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,465
    edited February 2021
    It's an oldie but goodie recommendation from me, Graham Thomas from David Austin.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,012
    I have found Graham Thomas very reluctant to establish.  However, Teasing Georgia proved much more willing and has great perfume and a rich colour.   I am on the lookout for one for this new garden.  

    I planted The Pilgrim last year and so far so good.  It's a much more lemony yellow.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,891
    edited February 2021
    ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ may be slightly shorter than the height you specify but in all other respects it is perfect ... and very healthy ... absolutely fabulous 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • MeomyeMeomye Posts: 924
    Thank you everyone, for your recommendations. @AnniD, can I just check something with you? the link you sent is lovely and looks great at those specs but when I looked up Graham Thomas on the Austin site there was a huge climber of the same name. Are there two types?   
  • Bright starBright star Posts: 1,153
     David Austin Rosa golden celebration is a fabulous rose and has a beautiful scent, non stop flowering. 

    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,512
    Absolutely Fabulous is vigorous and an extraordinary bloom machine - never stops here whatever the weather - heatproof, rainproof, everything proof. It can get bigger than stated. Little scent for me. The only downside is that, come the end of summer, it blackspots and defoliates very rapidly. When she blows, she blows. Still, keeps on flowering regardless and will produce new foliage with ease. I wouldn’t be without it.
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,829
    Graham Thomas comes either as a shrub or as a climber - as does The Pilgrim.

    I bought Grosvenor House last year from Peter Beales as I had seen it growing in their garden and loved it. It is a paler yellow, though.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,829
    Arthur Bell is another lovely rose, but smaller.

    We'll get you confused now!
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,465
    Yes there are 2 types  :)
  • The ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ in the garden I know had never had a bad attack of blackspot, and they tell me they don’t spray it. They garden organically so I have no reason to doubt that. It’s in quite a rural spot so maybe there aren’t many Blackspot spores in the area :/

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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