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Alchymist - Modern Shrub Rose

Alchymist

Modern Shrub. Bred by R. Kordes in Germany in 1956.
Use:
 
Shrub
Color:
 
Apricot
Form:
 
Quartered
Fragrance:
 
Powerful
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Profuse
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 9
Height & Width:
 
12 ft x 8 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments A modern rose with a distinctly old-rose style, this rose has, as the breeder predicted when he named it, turned plant matter into gold. The plant is vigorous, nicely branched, and generous with its blossoms which are a lovely shade of apricot. Sadly, it has two flaws: in muggy climates it can get blackspot, and it is not remontant. Either flaw has reduced many lesser roses to obscurity, but this one remains popular because of its great beauty.