Diamond Jubilee Hybrid Tea Rose Bushes
- Height: 1.2m
- Colour: Gold/cream
- Shape: Double
- Scent: Medium
- Flowering period: Repeat
- Type: Hybrid Tea
Diamond Jubilee Hybrid Tea Rose
Diamond Jubilee is well named. It is a stunning rose. Warm yellow, fully double flowers start as classically shaped rosebuds before opening into perfect 4" (10cm) hybrid tea blooms before they gently fade to the softest shades of cream. And from the start of flowering, in June, the non-stop show goes on well into autumn. The Royal Diamond Jubilee may have come and gone, but you can't keep a good rose down, and this is one of the very best. Roses sometimes suffer in wet weather but Diamond Jubilee is an exception possibly looking even more beautiful in the rain. The foliage is a glossy dark green and the plant branches easily to make a well-proportioned bush. If you are in the market for a golden/cream hybrid tea rose, then look no further! Browse our full range of hybrid tea roses.
Great for your garden
Diamond Jubilee will be one of the stars of your show, so find it a sheltered spot with good soil and plenty of light. Plant it where you can get at it easily - if for no better reason than it is scented and a great cutting rose so will attract traffic. It is a sensible size, growing to about 4ft (1.2m) and makes the most amazing display when planted in a group. If your colour scheme is predominantly yellow, then underplant with daffodils and narcissi to bring colour in the spring. And they will love the top dressing and mulching you lavish on your roses....
Rosa Diamond Jubilee facts
- Type: Hybrid Tea
- Colour: Cream and gold
- Flower shape: Fully double,classic hybrid tea
- Fragrance strength: Good
- Final height and spread: 4ft x 3ft
- Flowering season: All summer
- Repeat Flowering: Yes
- Disease resistance: Good
Or not so trivial. Diamond Jubilee was bred by perhaps the greatest rose breeder of the 20th century, Eugene (Gene) Boerner, who produced a succession of magnificent roses in the US. He was much loved in the industry; Sam McGredy, also a great breeder, credits Gene with having taught him how to hybridise roses. And during WW2 he put all the royalties that were collected on Kordes' roses into an escrow account which he sent to the Kordes family after the war. Kordes, one of the best breeders in the world today, would not be in existence if it were not for that.
How to plant Diamond Jubilee Roses
You can order bareroot roses at any time and plant them from November to April, or container roses are available all year round.
Choose a spot in the border with good light. Dig a hole deep enough so that the rose will be planted with the graft union at soil level and with plenty of room for its roots. Improve the soil from the hole by removing roots, weeds, large stones and other detritus and mixing in a good measure of well rotted compost or manure. Add Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi in the botton of the hole so it will make contact with the roots. If planting pot grown roses gently loosen some roots out of the ball before planting.
Position your Diamond Jubilee rose so its roots are spread out and backfill the hole with soil, firming it gently as you go. Keep the union at the level of the surrounding soil. Water in thoroughly.