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Rosa Gold Medal® (Grandiflora Rose)

Rose Gold Medal®, Rosa 'AROyqueli', Rosa 'Golden Medal', Grandiflora Roses, Shrub Roses

Rosa 'Gold Medal', Rose 'Gold Medal', Rosa 'AROyqueli', Rosa 'Golden Medal', Grandiflora Roses, Shrub Roses, Yellow roses, Bicolor Roses, Rose bush

Rosa Gold Medal® is a vigorous Grandiflora rose with large, 4.5 in. across (11 cm), high-centered, reflexed, deep golden-yellow flowers (40 petals), brushed copper-orange when they open. Borne singly or in rounded clusters, on almost thornless long stems, the blossoms emit a mild fruity fragrance. They bloom in flushes from spring to fall and contrast nicely with the dense, leathery foliage of semi-glossy, dark green leaves. A bushy, well-branched shrub that is hardy, heat tolerant and very disease resistant. Regarded as one of the best American-produced roses of the 80s.

  • Grows up to 5-6 ft. tall (150-180 cm) and 4-5 ft. wide (120-150 cm).
  • An excellent choice for beds, borders, flowering hedges, or containers. Stunning when mass-planted. Excellent cut flowers.
  • Best grown in full sun, in rich, fertile with adequate moisture, well-drained soils.
  • Propagate by hardwood cuttings in autumn or by chip budding in summer.
  • Bred by Jack E. Christensen (United States, 1982).

Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Plant Type Roses
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Rosa, Rosa - Grandiflora Rose, Rosa - Shrub Rose
Common names Rose
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 5' - 6'
(150cm - 180cm)
Spread 4' - 5'
(120cm - 150cm)
Spacing 60" (150cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Plant Type Roses
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Rosa, Rosa - Grandiflora Rose, Rosa - Shrub Rose
Common names Rose
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 5' - 6'
(150cm - 180cm)
Spread 4' - 5'
(120cm - 150cm)
Spacing 60" (150cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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