Lady Hillingdon

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Bred in 1910 and one of the later Tea roses, this Lady is considered to be hardier than most teas and can be grown in Zone 6 in a sheltered spot. Long, elegant buds are held in clusters of three to seven. Blooms are a frothy blend of caramel and butterscotch fading to cream at the edges, while retaining an apricot heart. New growth is a deep mahogany which matures to green. All of these tones and shades make the most pleasing combination in the garden and in the vase. This country lady always preferred the Society Life of London. She is attributed with the following quote about her husband and her bedroom.

“As it is, I now endure but two calls a week and when I hear his steps outside my door I lie down on my bed, close my eyes, and think of England.” Pretty racy for 1912.

Hardy: 6a-10b
Bloom: Large, semi double
Fragrance: Moderate
Color: Apricot, peach, butterscotch, caramel, cream
Type: Tea

Our farm-grown nursery roses will be shipped in mid-spring 2019. Roses are shipped in nursery pots with extensive roots, so please plan to transfer your roses to larger containers or plant them in the ground upon arrival. Roses will arrive leafed out and ready to produce roses for you in spring! Roses sourced from our growers will be shipped as bare root roses after your last frost.

California Residents: You may pickup your roses at our farm the last week of April. We will refund your shipping costs upon pickup of your roses.

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