'Phyllis Bide'

(Pronounced: FILL-us BY-dee)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Phyllis Bide'

'Phyllis Bide'

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'Phyllis Bide' is a vigorous, rambling, everblooming, polyantha that tolerates poorer soils and some shade.

 

'Phyllis Bide'

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The blooms open pale golden yellow, tinged with pink, but fade to creamy white. The petals curl along their long axis to form points, giving the appearance of double, pointed, star bursts.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Phyllis Bide' is an outstanding polyantha rose, with pale gold booms that occur in clusters and are shaded with pink. Like its parent, Perle d'Or, it repeats frequently and is seldom out of bloom.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Synstylae

 
GROUP:  
CLASS:

Cl Pol

 
SEED
PARENT:

Perle d'Or  

POLLEN
PARENT:

Gloire de Dijon  

BREEDER:

Bide  

INTRODUCED:

'Phyllis Bide' was introduced by S. Bide of Farnham Surrey (England) in 1923.  

DATE:

1923 [ England ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    6 '     to    6 '           Width:    4 '     to    4 '



'Phyllis Bide' forms a large rambling plant 6' - 13' high. The growth is upright and can be twiggy. It is very effective when trained as a pillar rose.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is light green with a slight glossy sheen.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

R - Repeat. 'Phyllis Bide' starts blooming in late spring (May in the Texas Hill Country, and repeats off and on throughout the growing season.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    1.50"      to      1.50"           Cluster Size:    3      to      5           Petal Count:    20 to 25          

'Phyllis Bide' flowers are small (1-1/2" - 2-1/2"), double, and are borne in clusters. The petals curl backward along their long axis which gives the flower a pointed star burst appearance.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

yb - Yellow Blend. 'Phyllis Bide' blooms open pale gold, tinged with pink, but fade to creamy white.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

sf - Slightly Fragrant. 'Phyllis Bide' has a soft, pleasant fragrance.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 6 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Phyllis Bide' tolerates poor soil and shade. Dead and spindly wood should be removed. It may be grown on a cold wall or into low trees.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Phyllis Bide' is may be propagated by cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of shade
    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Availability is limited

'Phyllis Bide' is unique in that it combines rambler-like characteristics with dainty clustered flowers, and is reliably everblooming. It should be placed in a location where it can be displayed to full effect.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:
 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 447.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 449.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 60.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, p. 46, 267.