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'Alchymist' rose Description
'Alchimiste' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Olga Andersson
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
100 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Shrub.
Origin:
Bred by Reimer Kordes (Germany, 1956).
Class:
Climber, Large-Flowered Climber, Rambler, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Yellow, orange shading.  Strong fragrance.  40 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Large, very full (41+ petals), old-fashioned, quartered, rosette bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Climbing.  
Height of 6' to 20' (185 to 610 cm).  Width of 6' to 8' (185 to 245 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Can be used for cut flower, garden, pillar or shrub.  Hardy.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, susceptible to blackspot .  
Notes:
Arena Rose Co. says Alchymist is a rose that deserves more attention in America... it has strongly scented, quartered blooms of amber and handles cold and heat equally...
 
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