Grandma's Yellow rose named Texas Superstar
A hybrid tea rose found by SFA Gardens research associate, Greg Grant, has been named the newest Texas Superstar. The rose, dubbed "Grandma's Yellow" by Texas A&M Extension horticulturists was originally discovered by Grant growing at an abandoned motel in Nacogdoches.
The rose has been called "the yellow rose for Texas" and is still available from some rose nurseries by its original study name of "Nacogdoches."
According to Texas A&M researchers, "This is a rose that does not need constant spraying to survive and produce lovely yellow Valentine-like blooms. It produces successive flushes of blooms (from spring until frost) and is so disease tolerant that fungicide sprays are seldom required. However, in wet, high-pressure disease years, fungicide sprays will be needed to keep black spot in check. It is an outstanding performer even in highly alkaline clay soils."
AgriLife Extension and Texas AgriLife Researchers extensively test and designate plants as Texas Superstars that are not just beautiful but perform well for Texas consumers and growers.
This is Grant's 11th Texas Superstar introduction, including "Texas Maroon" bluebonnet, "Imperial Purple" trailing lantana, Bonita dwarf Mexican petunia, "Laura Bush" petunia, "John Fanick" phox, "Henry Duelberg" salvia, "Blue Princess" verbena, "Gold Star" esperanza, "Marie Daly" rose and "Lecompte" vitex.
Information on these and other Texas Superstar plants can be found at www.texassuperstar.com.