Huge - about 7 inches
Zone 6 - 9
Height & Width:
5 ft x 3 ft
Some of the larger blossoms to be found among hybrid tea roses appear on Medallion. They open slowly and last well. They vary in color from light copper to pale apricot or shell pink, with darker shades near the base of the flower and paler shades near the tips. The shading can make the flower look slightly metallic, hence the name. Frequently the flowers face outward rather than upward, which on a tall plant is generally a feature; but Macoboy complains that the flowers, when full of rainwater, are too heavy for the stems. The grower claims that the plant is well covered with foliage and is disease resistant. It is not a vigorous rose by any measure, and on its own roots will barely survive perfect conditions. The rose is not great for exhibition. Despite its several flaws it is dramatic and is capable of drawing one from across the garden.
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