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Oregold - Hybrid Tea Rose

Oregold

Hybrid Tea. Bred by Tantau in Germany in 1975.
Use:
 
Upright
Color:
 
Gold
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Slight
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Large (4-5 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
5 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments The actual color might range from a light, clear yellow almost to apricot. Usually the petals reflex a little. It is evidently not so very rare for this rose to make perfect flowers. One unique strength is that is realiably cold hardy to zone 5. Another is its delicious and strong secent. This rose is still in commerce twenty five years after its introduction, suggesting that it still continues to please. ARS members give it a middling 7.0 suggesting that it's probably not a good rose to try if you have serious problems with either blackspot or mildew.

BTW:

Arguably, no single rose breeder has done more to expand the color pallet of the hybrid tea rose than Mathias Tantau - especially for those who would grow roses outside Mediterranean regions. For example: Tropicana was the first serious melon orange rose. Fragrant Cloud was a dark and dusky coral like no rose before or since. Blue Moon was an early lilac colored HT. And Whiskey Mac - though not considered much of a doer in the garden - is still considered to be a triumph in producing warm golden color in roses. When Oregold strikes up its golden-apricot colored blooms it's hard to imagine anything brighter or more pleasing. That's the Tantau legacy to rose lovers.