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'Étoile de Lyon' rose Description
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Medium yellow Tea.
Bred by Jean-Baptiste André (fils) Guillot (1827-1893) (France, 1876).
Introduced in France by Guillot/Roseraies Pierre Guillot in 1881 as 'Étoile de Lyon'.
Introduced in Australia by J. Scott & Son. in 1889 as 'Étoile de Lyon'.
Found Rose, Tea.  
Light yellow, darker center, ages to deep yellow .  Receptacle is usually a square cup shape. Pedicel is glandular.  Moderate, tea fragrance.  Large, very double, borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, scalloped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Short, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy.  Medium green foliage.  

Height: 2' to 6' (60 to 185cm).  Width: 5' (150cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  Prune dead wood.  Resist the urge to prune this rose too heavily -- it doesn't like it!.  
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Pierre Guillot states that 'Etoile de Lyon' is a descendant of 'Safrano'.- see References.
The San Jose Heritage Rose Garden identifies their 'Etoile de Lyon' as a Santa Cruz/Grant clone.
Refer comment of September 23, 2010 for identification of "Bermuda's Anna Olivier'.
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