Midas Touch

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Photo of Rose Midas Touch

For decades the complaint about yellow roses was that they faded quickly in the sun. This rose is the answer to the that problem. There is so much yellow pigment, the rose fades very little. The foliage is dark and healthy. And the plant is just about adequately provided with leaves - it's a little open for my taste. And while many yellows succumb to blackspot, this one is reputed to be quite healthy.

The only big downside is that whereas some other good yellows like Arthur Bell are fragrant, this rose is not very. It won the AARS award in the year of its introduction, 1992, and is rated 7.4 by ARS members.

Christensen, US 1992
Zone 6-11
Hybrid Tea
Digital Camera: Fuji Finepix 2800
Rose: Garden Valley Nursery, Jun 2003
Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2003. All rights reserved.