Grandpa Dickson Rose Bushes
- Colour: Lemon-yellow
- Shape: Double
- Scent: Light
- Height: 75cm
- Repeat-flowering: June-autumn
- Type: Hybrid Tea
Rose Grandpa Dickson
If you're looking for a smaller hybrid tea with champion flowers, then look no further than Grandpa Dickson. Created at the height of the sixties when hybrid teas were all the rage, Grandpa Dickson packs a punch with its large lemon-yellow blooms, complemented by the glossy green foliage, on a compact plant. It only grows up to 75cm tall, making it superb for bedding, and one of the few hybrid tea roses that's suitable for growing in a container.
The blooms are exhibition size, what you would expect from a plant twice the height, and if you're after a taller version, then Golden Jubile rose is worth a look.
Grandpa Dickson Roses in Your Garden
A highly versatile choice, 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 any planting scheme.
On a smaller scale, you can plant three together to give a similar effect without taking up as much room. Grandpa Dickson will happily grow in a large container, as long as you water and feed well.
- Height: 75cm
- Colour: Lemon-yellow petals
- Shape: Double flowers
- Scent: Light fragrance
- Flowering: Repeat-flowering blooms
- Flowering period: From June to autumn
- Type: Hybrid Tea rose
Did you know...
It was bred by the family-owned Dickson Nurseries in County Down, Northern Ireland. It was released 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.
How to plant Grandpa Dickson Roses
Choose a spot with as much light as possible. Dig a hole sufficiently deep to allow the rose to be planted with the graft union at soil level and with plenty of room for its roots which should be spread out. Improve the soil from the hole by removing roots, weeds, large stones and other rubbish and mixing in about 25% by volume of well-rotted compost or manure.
Position your rose so its roots are spread out, wet them and sprinkle them with Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi. If planting pot grown roses gently loosen some roots out of the ball before planting.
Then backfill the hole with mixed soil and compost, firming it gently as you go. Keep the union at the level of the surrounding soil. Water in thoroughly.Grandpa Dickson Aftercare Prune back hard in early March, removing dead, weak, diseased or crossing stems. Shorten the strongest remaining shoots to four to six buds 10-15cm from the base. Mulch well at the same time. Don't forget to deadhead regularly during the flowering season.