Climbing Hybrid Tea, Large Flowered Climbing Rose 'Paul's Lemon Pillar'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Paul's Lemon Pillar
Additional cultivar information:(aka Lemon Pillar, Mrs. John Whicher)
Hybridized by Paul
Registered or introduced: 1915
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Hybrid Tea


10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)


10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)


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)

Bloom Color:

Light yellow (ly)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer


Trained to climb

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Other Details:

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Pruning Instructions:

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Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

By simple layering

By air layering

By tip layering

Foliage Color:

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

Orlando, Florida

Silver Spring, Maryland

Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 8, 2013, marshtackie from Orlando, FL wrote:

The "neutral" is only because I just got it. I've wanted it for a long time. Planning to grow it together with one of its parents, my beloved Maréchal Niel, with something purple or lavender nearby. Ideally, that w/b a climbing vine such as passionflower, Wisteria or Queen's Wreath or the rose Veilchenblau. In a more practical vein, I'll settle for something ground-hugging, such as Angel Face or Ebb Tide.

My old Maréchal Niel bit the dust after a roofer cut it down, but I have a new one coming. I see a strong family resemblance between the two roses, going by photos.


On Mar 14, 2008, cloverlymd from Silver Spring, MD wrote:

A huge once-bloomer. This is actually a climber, and madly vigorous here in Maryland; I have a cane peeking into the second story window to the room in which I am typing. In flower it has great clusters of white HT-type flower, all at once and nicely fragrant.


On Jun 11, 2005, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

A very handsome rose..the flowers are in a remarkable creamy white that light up in the dark..nicely fragrant with big blooms that are at least 11 cm across.. It has also less thorns...very very pretty !


On Jun 4, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bred in England. Won the RNRS Gold Medal in 1915.

Seed: Frau Karl Druschki
Pollen: Maréchal Niel