Graham Thomas


This David Austin English Musk rose is a deep rich yellow shrub with medium, cupped flowers and a very good rating of 8.2 according to the ARS reference guide. According to David Austin Roses it has a "fresh Tea Rose fragrance" and can be trained as a climber, especially in warmer climates.

When this rose was introduced in 1983, it gave pleasure to rose lovers since most hardy Old Garden Roses were pinks, reds or paler shades. It is an excellent repeat bloomer and is considered hardy for zones 4 - 9.

Graham Stuart Thomas (born 1909) was from England and was a well-known, significant rosarian and writer hence this rose is named in honor of him. This rose has received several awards. It's parentage is 'Charles Austin' x ('Iceberg' x seedling).

This picture is from the garden of CCRS Co-Presidents, Joe and Linda Kelly.