Flower Portrait: Rosa Graham Thomas

Bears medium-sized, cupped blooms of an unusually rich, pure yellow. There is a light Tea fragrance, with a cool violet character. It forms a bushy, upright and vigorous shrub, with attractive, smooth green foliage. David Austin, 1983.

As the flower ages it fades to a pale lemon yellow then almost white.


  1. pommepal says:

    This is almost pure gold

  2. margaret21 says:

    I had no idea your post was going to be about a rose. What a glorious golden surprise!

  3. restlessjo says:

    Worth more than gold!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Second flush.

      1. restlessjo says:

        Tanking down here! Lunch date cancelled but it’s the first since May and we have company at the weekend so the timing’s right. 😊☔💕

  4. Toonsarah says:

    Yellow roses are my favourites and this one is glorious 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is a lovely shape as well as colour.

  5. beetleypete says:

    That is definitely a lovely yellow. Like my Nan’s custard!
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      Well yes, it does have that custardy colour!

  6. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Wow what a pretty colour, like a huge bright buttercup

  7. Ann Mackay says:

    Glorious! Wish I could grow roses as well as this! (Though the day of rain we’ve just had might help mine a bit.)

  8. I love yellow roses. They are a bit temperamental in this area and hard to grow. Yours is gorgeous.

    1. Heyjude says:

      This has taken a couple of years to settle, but had been lovely this year, still gets blackspot on the foliage. Cornwall is not the best county for roses.

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