Rosa 'Lemon Spice'
'Lemon Spice' is an older cultivar (Swim and Armstrong, 1966). There have undoubtedly been better yellow hybrid teas introduced since then, but probably not better powerfully fragrant yellow hybrid teas. The name describes the fragrance, spicy citrus, which is the great virtue of this rose. The color is delicate rather than a pure bright chrome- or canary yellow. Vigor could be a little better, and the foliage is somewhat sparse, though rust and mildew resistance are far above average (in my garden), quite impressive for an older HT. The form is so-so, and petal count could be higher, but fragrance is the star here, and stellar it is.