Hybrid Tea Rose 'St. Patrick'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: St. Patrick
Additional cultivar information:(PP9591, aka St. Patrick, WEKamanda, Irish Luck, Limelight, Saint Patrick)
Hybridized by Strickland
Registered or introduced: 1995
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Hybrid Tea


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:

Yellow blend (yb)

Bloom Shape:


Tea shaped

Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:


Other Details:

Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

Stems are moderately thorny

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Auburn, California

Concord, California

Coto De Caza, California

Grass Valley, California

Ladera Ranch, California

San Bernardino, California

San Jose, California

Simi Valley, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Deland, Florida

Tallahassee, Florida

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Kings Park, New York

Charlotte, North Carolina

Houston, Texas

League City, Texas

Weyers Cave, Virginia

Spokane, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 7, 2010, Zeppy from Shenandoah Valley, VA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Lovely color, problem free, and yes! -- it is fragrant. Sweet tea scent, stronger than my (non climber) Iceberg.


On Nov 9, 2005, Larabee from Houston, TX wrote:

This is a pretty problem-free rose, and one of the very rare yellow roses recommended for Houston. Yellow roses just don't seem to do well here, in general. St Patrick has a VERY high petal count and is quite lovely. No noticeable fragrance at all.


On May 16, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bred in the United States. Won the following awards:

All-America Rose Selection in 1996
Best Novice (USA) from the Dallas Rose Society in 1998
Novice Hybrid Tea or Grandiflora from the
Dallas Rose Society in 1998
Court of Show Honor seventy six times from 1998-2001
King of Show twenty six times from 1998-2001
Princess of Show twenty times from 1998-2001
Queen of Show twenty seven times from 1998-2001

Seed: Brandy
Pollen: Gold Medal