In my humble opinion, Honey Dijon is an unremarkable rose in every respect except one. Its unusual colouring. It is descibed, in the catalogues, as a warm golden brown but, to me, the description of mustard that its name conjures up, is more accurate.
When walking through my rose garden, its colour usually stops me in my step. Honey Dijon reportedly develops deeper shades in cool climate. It is terribly hot here at the moment and all my mature flowers have faded to a dull cream. I am not certain whether it is the weather or just a tendency for the flowers to fade with age.
Honey Dijon has been described as a similar colour to Julia’s Rose but a much tougher bush. Notwithstanding Honey Dijon’s unusual colour, I prefer Julia’s Rose colouring.
Honey Dijon is a Hybrid Tea rose.
The flowers are formal-shaped, with a nice sweet perfume. The bush is quite small and is disease resistant.
Honey Dijon was bred by James A Sproul, USA, in 2003. It was released in Australia in 2006.