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'Chromatella' rose Description
'Cloth of Gold' rose photo
Photo courtesy of cree
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
46 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Light yellow Noisette.
Registration name: Chromatella
Origin:
Bred by Coquereau (France, 1841).
Introduced in France by Jean-Pierre Vibert in 1842 as 'Chromatella'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1911 as 'Cloth of Gold'.
Class:
Noisette, Tea Noisette.  
Bloom:
Golden-yellow, ages to light yellow .  Mild, tea fragrance.  Large, full (26-40 petals), cupped, globular bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, climbing.  
Height of 11½' to 12' (350 to 365 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for garden or pillar.  Vigorous.  benefits from winter protection in colder climates.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  
Notes:
Vintage Gardens classifies this rose as a tea-noisette.
'Comtesse de Beaumetz' is mentioned as a synonym.

["Eileen's Hill Farm Yellow Climber" found in Western Australia, came named as 'Cloth of Gold' from Eileen (who will be 86 in June, 2007), and said her mother planted it.]
 
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