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'Golden Wings' rose Description
'Golden Wings (Shrub, Shepherd, 1956)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cristina Macleod 'Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
46 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Light yellow Shrub.
Registration name: Golden Wings
Origin:
Bred by Roy E. Shepherd (United States, before 1956).
Introduced in United States by Bosley Nursery in 1956 as 'Golden Wings'.
Class:
Hybrid Spinosissima, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Light yellow, orange-red stamens.  Mild, tea fragrance.  5 petals.  Average diameter 4.75".  Large, single (4-8 petals), flat bloom form.  Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.  
Habit:
Medium, rounded.  Light green foliage.  
Height of 42" to 6' 7" (105 to 200 cm).  Width of 4' to 6' (120 to 185 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b and warmer.  Heat tolerant.  shade tolerant.  Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy.  Prune dead wood.  Prune lightly or not at all.  Remove unproductive wood every third year or so.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 1,419  on  13 Sep 1955   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 433,320  on  28 May 1954
"My new variety is the result of a cross made by me at my nurseries in Medina, between the unpatented varieties Soeur Therese and R. spinosissima."
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
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