Deep yellow. Strong, tea fragrance. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Height is around 1.5 to 1.6 metres.
This rose was bred by David Austin in 1983. It is named after horticultural artist, author and garden designer. Graham Stuart Thomas In his early years he studied in the University Botanic Garden at Cambridge and later worked for several nurseries. In 1974 he became Garden Adviser to the National Trust and thus England’s most prolific designer of large gardens. Graham Stuart Thomas has written a number of books: Old Shrub Roses (1955), Perennial Garden Plants (1975) and Plants for Ground Cover (1977).
The rose was bred using a seed from Charles Austin and the pollen of Iceberg and then crossed with a seedling.
Should be widely available.