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Hybrid Tea 'St Patrick' Yellow Rose Bush

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We love a strong flowering shrub that will withstand the heat and put on a showstopping display. Saint Patrick Roses change their shade of yellow, depending on their environment and the weather. You can see the slightest touch of the Emerald Isle in the green tint the yellow petals can take on in the summer heat.

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Yellow 'St Patrick' Rose Bushes for Sale Online

Some like it hot! And so do some roses, such as the Saint Patrick Hybrid Tea Rose. A fan of summer heat, this sun-bathing beauty features delicate rose blooms of yellows, ranging from golden yellow in cooler weather to bright chartreuse in hot climates. Bred from an unlikely combination by amateur horticulturalist Frank Strickland, the yellow Saint Patrick Hybrid Tea Rose won him many awards, including the coveted All American Rose award in 1996.

Saint Patrick rose bushes are resilient and sturdy specimens with great strong stems, perfect for cut-flower bouquets. The fully double blooms begin to unfold slowly from yellow-green buds in late spring, and they stay in bloom all through the summer heat. Plant a Saint Patrick Rose Shrub in your garden for a wee bit of Irish gold all summer long.


Hardiness Zone: 6-10
Mature Height: 4 to 5 feet
Mature width: 3 to 4 feet
Classification: Deciduous flowering shrub
Sunlight: Full sun
Habit: Upright, rounded
Foliage: Muted silvery green, thorned stems
Flower Color: Chartreuse yellow in heat and golden yellow in cooler temps
Rose Bloom: Large, 4 to 5 inches across, slow to open, fully double tea shaped blooms, yellow variations, 25 - 35 petals, elegant pointed buds
Pruning Season: Late fall for winterization, some deadheading all season to encourage reblooming
Soil Condition: Fertile, evenly moist, well draining
Uses: Beds, borders, flowering hedges, containers, mass planting, foundation planting, focal point, specimen, cut flowers, pollinator gardens, cottage gardens
Growzone: 6-10 Hybrid Tea 'St Patrick' Yellow Rose Bush Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Hybrid Tea 'St Patrick' Yellow Rose Bush

Before you buy a Saint Patrick Hybrid Tea Rose Bush, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

How do I plant a Saint Patrick Rose?

How do I plant a Saint Patrick Rose?

When your rose arrives, take it out of its box, water it and set it aside in a shaded outdoor area to acclimate for a day, since plants are not always a fan of the shipping journey. Then, when first planting your Saint Patrick Hybrid Tea Rose Bush, dig a hole that is 2 to 3 times as wide and the same depth as the container your rose arrives in. Amend the soil at the bottom of the hole with a starting fertilizer and with organic matter in order to add nutrients and adjust the quality of the soil to your liking. Adding compost, vermiculite or topsoil will help increase the nutrients available to the young root system. Adding peat moss, fir bark, or other organic matter will help increase drainage so that the roots never sit in water for too long. We recommend a 50/50 mix between your native soil and these amendments. Then, when you are ready to plant your rose, ideally the day it arrives or the next day, position your rose in the hole and backfill around the roots with the same 50/50 soil mixture. Do not plant your rose bush too deeply - you should still be able to just see the soil it arrived in at the top of the hole, level with the ground once everything has been patted down evenly. Cover the area with 3 inches of organic mulch, while taking care to leave space around the trunk. Water deeply once you are finished, so the new rose has everything it needs to settle into its new home.

What is the best way to water my hybrid tea roses?

What is the best way to water my hybrid tea roses?

Many roses will bloom their best blooms for you if given just the right amount of water. Thankfully, Saint Patrick roses are known for their heat tolerance. Watering your roses with a certain technique can help in a multitude of ways, from preventing disease to encouraging deep and healthy root systems. First, make sure your soil has adequate drainage under your garden, so that your roses never sit in water for too long and risk root rot. Then, test the soil to see if it is time to water. If you press your finger into the soil over the roots and it is completely dry up to your largest knuckle, then your rose is ready for a drink. If the soil is still moist that close to the surface, it is better to wait a day. Then, set up a hose at ground level and soak the soil thoroughly. It is best to water roses early in the morning, and it is even better to water them underneath their foliage. Wet leaves that don't dry off quickly are more susceptible to disease. A good rule of thumb for a deep watering is the 5 second rule: for each gallon size that your rose arrived in, water its roots for 5 seconds. If your rose arrived in a 5 gallon pot, you'll want to soak the area for 25 seconds. If you have 5 roses next to each other and they all arrived in 3 gallon pots, then soak the area for a minute and a half or so, moving the hose down to the next rose each 15 seconds. The frequency at which you water should be determined by your local weather and soil drainage, which is why it is best to test the soil to see how quickly it dries - on average this is about once a week. In very hot summer weather under a full sun, spraying the leaves with a good steady spray of water can help knock off any pests sitting on leaves, but this is not the best way to water on a regular basis. We recommend investing in a water gator bag or other slow drip tool, as this can help make the chore of watering much easier.

What kind of fertilizer is best for my St Patrick Yellow Rose?

What kind of fertilizer is best for my St Patrick Yellow Rose?

We always recommend that gardeners utilize organic fertilizer products that are made with high quality ingredients. For roses especially, there are some fertilizers that would be too harsh on the root system, or add salt and mineral build up to the soil in the area. This is why we recommend products such as Espoma Rose-tone, Espoma Flower-tone or Espoma Bio-tone Starter Plus. These products are easy to use, as you simply mix the slow release granules in the soil around the drip line of your shrub, under the mulch if possible. Then, your normal watering routine will carry with it the fertilizer components, creating a natural and effortless fertilizing routine. It is best to fertilize your roses first in early spring, just before growth has begun. Then, follow up again every 4 to 6 weeks between Mother's Day and Memorial Day. This is especially good for reblooming roses such as the Saint Patrick Rose. Stop fertilizing in the late summer or early fall, before last blooms have stopped, since it is soon time for your roses to begin entering dormancy and fertilizer will interrupt that process.

How do I prune Saint Patrick Hybrid Tea Rose Bushes?

How do I prune Saint Patrick Hybrid Tea Rose Bushes?

Pruning is an essential part of the art of growing lush rose bushes. You can help guide how your rose focuses its energy by careful pruning, depending on the season. Pruning a branch can either encourage your roses to focus on growing their roots, on creating more branches and thereby a fuller shrub, or on creating more buds, encouraging reblooming throughout the season. Make sure that you have a set of pruning shears that are well sharpened, sanitized, and large enough to create a clean cut on any sized branch. The biggest pruning is in the fall, a few weeks before the first frost. Prune your rose shrubs all the way down, until the branches are 18 to 24 inches up from the ground. Pruning as a part of winterization helps your rose bush focus on its roots season while preparing for dormancy, and it allows time for the cuts to seal before the first frosts. Then, after the winter, prune again in the very early summer. This is a chance to remove any dead branches, and a 'soft prune' of a few inches can encourage more branches to grow. Lastly, throughout the blooming season, deadheading your shrubs can help create space and energy for new buds. Simply cut a rose bloom off as far down as the next red bump on the branch - that red bump indicates a potential new branch or bud. Since Saint Patrick yellow roses make for wonderful cut roses with sturdy stems, feel free to cut a few roses just as they are blooming (again, down to just above the next signs of a branch), so that you can enjoy your Saint Patrick Hybrid Tea Roses both inside and outside of your home.


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