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Goldbusch - Modern Shrub Rose

Goldbusch

Modern Shrub. Bred by Kordes in Germany in 1954.
Use:
 
Shrub, Hedge
Color:
 
Copper
Form:
 
Semi-Double
Fragrance:
 
Moderate
Remontance:
 
Repeat
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 9
Height & Width:
 
8 ft x 6 ft
Recommendation:
 
Good for Cold Climates

Comments Deliciously fragrant pale coppery petals fade quickly to shell pink or ivory or buff as they open on this large shrub. In most cases the effect is exquisite; but sometimes the pinkish blossoms simply look the wrong color. It was bred by Wilhelm Kordes, a great breeder of rugged roses, and this one is a half-sibling of the famous eglantine hybrid "Alchymist" which might reasonably make a good portion of rose fanciers' top 20 lists. Like its half-sibling, Goldbusch tolerates poor soil and some shade. Yet, despite the fact that Alchymist is once-flowering and Goldbusch is remontant, it is a little more difficult to put this rose near the top of any list. It can be quite beautiful, but it can also be subject to midew and black spot. Perhaps it is best grown in cool summer climates, and places that are not too muggy.