From £9.90Height: 1m Colour: Vermillion Shape: Double Scent: Medium Flowering period: Repeat Type: Hybrid Tea
If you're looking for a traditional style hybrid tea with a twist, then look no further than rose Grandpa Dickson. Created at the height of the Swinging Sixties when hybrid teas were all the rage, Grandpa Dickson packs a punch with its large lemon-yellow blooms but on a compact plant. In fact, this rose only grows up to 75cm tall, making it superb for bedding and one of the few hybrid tea roses we sell that's suitable for growing in a container.
The blooms are exhibition size, what you would expect from a plant at least twice the size, complemented by the glossy green foliage, but if you're looking for a taller yellow hybrid tea, why not have a look at Golden Jubile rose?
Grandpa Dickson is one of the most versatile of the hybrid tea roses. Its compact growth means that it looks great grown en masse as a bedding rose, in a smaller version of the traditional rose bed. You won't get the 'legginess' often associated with taller-growing hybrid teas and the huge flowers in luminous lemon-yellow really brighten up a border.
On a smaller scale, you can plant three together to give a similar effect without taking up as much room. If you have no garden at all, Grandpa Dickson will happily grow in a large container, as long as you water and feed well.
Grandpa Dickson was bred by the family-owned Dickson Nurseries in County Down, Northern Ireland in 1966 and won several awards from 1965-1970. It was created by fifth-generation rosarian Patrick Dickson, who bred 156 roses during his career. The company was founded in 1836 and was granted a Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria in 1885.