Large Shrub, Pergola, Wa
Medium - about 3.5
Zone 7 - 11
Height & Width:
8 ft x 8 ft
Good for Mediterranian Climates
According to Rogue Valley Roses "The blossoms are a luscious apricot butterscotch." As they age they approach orange creamsicle. In any case they rarely fail to remind us of some delectable morsel of food. As a tea noisette, it bears blossoms generously through the whole season. Doubts about this rose's simple exquisite charm can be dismissed by looking at Botanica's Roses photograph of this rose [p 183]. Even without its delicious spicy fragrance the graceful, loose, floppy straw-gold flowers could charm your socks off. The plant repeats well. There is an attractive elegance to the foliage - olive green with a tiny hint of dark mauve - that complements the roses to perfection. But beware. If it is grown in a warm spot where it is happy and if it is not pruned attentively, it can grow to twelve or fifteen feet in each direction. This is not your gramdma's bedding rose.
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