The_Pilgrim-For a huge production of flowers you can’t go wrong with ‘The Pilgrim’! When in bloom the bush is covered with large, flat to cup-shaped flowers produced singly or in small clusters. Ovoid, rounded deep yellow buds open to flowers made up of a mass of small tightly packed petals. The flowers are quilled, may have a button eye and are good in arrangements. The color is somewhat dependent on the climate but is a shade of yellow fading to cream with the outer petals lighter in color. The upright bush bears bright green leaves and some large prickles, and in warm climate can reach 10’ so can be grown as a climber. Plants are vigorous but are susceptible to mildew.

Type: Shrub

Origin: Austin, Britain, 1991

Parentage: Graham Thomas x ‘Yellow Button’

Flower Size: 3.5”

Petal Count: Very double; up to 170

Scent: Strong; musk , fruit, tea, spice

Flowering: Flushes throughout the summer

Plant Size: 5-10’ H x 5’ W

Hardiness: Zones 5-10

ARS Rating: 7.8

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By Karen