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'Ormiston Roy' rose Description
'Ormiston Roy' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Museo Giardino della Rosa Antica
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
19 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Deep yellow Shrub.
Registration name: Ormiston Roy
Origin:
Bred by S.G.A. Doorenbos (Netherlands, 1953).
Class:
Hybrid Spinosissima, Shrub, Species Cross.  
Bloom:
Deep yellow.  Average diameter 2.75".  Medium, single (4-8 petals) bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Bushy.  Small foliage.  7 to 9 leaflets.  
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).  Width of 3' (90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy.  Prune lightly or not at all.  
Notes:
See References for differences of opinion about the parentage of this rose. The parentage may be:
Allard x R. spinosissima
or
(Allard x R. spinosissima) x (Allard x R. spinosissima)

Dedicated to William Ormiston Roy (1874 - 1958), Canadian landscape architect of Scottish origin, superintendent of the Mount Royal Cemetery of Montreal from 1898 onwards.
 
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