Rosa 'Arthur Bell'

Rosa 'Arthur Bell'

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Rosa 'Arthur Bell' is a yellow rose cultivar, bred by Sam McGredy IV in the Northern Ireland in 1964. The flower has won various awards and is popular in England and Northern Europe.


Sam McGredy bred the rose in Northern Ireland in 1964. The new cultivar was then named after the Scottish whisky manufacturer, Arthur Kinmond Bell from 1868 to 1942. 


Many of Sam McGredy IV's rose varieties are named after alcoholic beverages.


The rose is a cross between 'Clare Grammerstorf' and 'Piccadilly', and is classed as a modern floribunda rose.


'The rose Arthur Bell' was used to hybridize the cultivars: Rosa 'Amanda' in 1979, 'Rosa Bonanza' in 983, 'Decor Arlequin' in 1986, 'Eyecatcher' in 1976, 'Glenfiddich' in 1976, 'Goldmarie' in 1982, 'Louis de Funes' in 1987, 'Loving Lorna' in 2013, 'Mountbatten' in 1982, 'Typhoo Tea' in 1974 and 'Verian' in 2013.


'Arthur Bell' forms compact deciduous shrub of upright, bushy growth, up to 1 m (3 ft) height with repeat-flowering properties. 


In summer it bears clusters of very fragrant, bright yellow flowers fading to pale yellow. 


The flowers are double, with red stamens when they open out, blooms arrive in medium-sized clusters on thick, prickly stems. Flowers do not disintegrate in the rain. 


The rose blooms reach an average diameter of 3 inches (7.6 cm) and have up to 25 petals.

Product CodeROS73TVY33

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