King's Ransom

Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
Photo of Rose King's Ransom There was a time when King's Ransom was considered by many to be the best strong yellow hybrid tea. Forty some years later that is no longer the case, though it might still have a place in a warm garden.

Like Midas Touch, it does not fade in heat, but its flowers maintain their formal high-centered look a little better. The rose is well covered with foliage and the foliage is a delightful olive green that really sets off the flower. The flowers have some scent, but Arthur Bell has more. Helmut Schmidt is not quite so yellow as this.

King's Ransom does suffer from mildew, and it is evidently not so vigorous as some other strong yellows. ARS members rate it 6.2.

Morey, USA 1966
Zone 6-9
Hybrid Tea
Digital Camera: Fuji Finepix 2800
Rose: San Jose Rose Garden, Jun 2003
Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2003. All rights reserved.