Rosa 'Arthur Bell'

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Rosa 'Arthur Bell'
Arthur Bell by Roger.jpg
Close-up of flower
Hybrid parentageRosa hybrid
'Cläre Grammerstorf' × 'Piccadilly'
Cultivar groupFloribunda
Cultivar'T11 AgCan'
Marketing names'Arthur Bell'
OriginSamuel Darragh McGredy IV, 1964

Rosa 'Arthur Bell' (syn. 'T11 AgCan') is a rose cultivar, bred by Sam McGredy IV in Northern Ireland in 1956.[1] It is a cross between 'Cläre Grammerstorf' and 'Piccadilly', and is classed as a modern floribunda rose.

'Arthur Bell' forms compact deciduous shrub of upright bushy growth to 1 m (3 ft) height with repeat-flowering properties. In summer it bears clusters of very fragrant, bright yellow flowers fading to pale yellow. They reach an average diameter of 3 inches (7.6 cm) and have up to 25 petals.

This rose has gained numerous awards, including the Royal National Rose Society's Certificate of Merit (1964), and the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit (1993).[2]

It was named for the Scotch whisky maker.[3]

There is also a climbing sport, which was discovered by Pearce in 1978 and introduced as 'Arthur Bell, Cl.'.[4] In 2001, the sport was granted the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[5]


  1. ^ "Award of Merit Winner : Roses from the McGredy Family" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-11-25.
  2. ^ "RHS Plant Selector Rosa 'Arthur Bell' (F) AGM : RHS Gardening". Retrieved 2013-11-25.
  3. ^ 'Arthur Bell' on
  4. ^ Botanica's roses: the encyclopedia of roses. Konemann. 2005. p. 704. ISBN 3833121254.
  5. ^ 'Arthur Bell, Cl.' on