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'Gold Badge' rose Description
'Gold Bunny' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Ausrose - Doug Hayne
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ARS:
Medium yellow Floribunda.
Registration name: MEIgronuri
Exhibition name: Gold Badge
Origin:
Bred by Marie-Louise (Louisette) Meilland (1920-1987) (France, before 1977).
Introduced in Australia by Roy H. Rumsey Pty. Ltd. in 1981 as 'Gold Bunny'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Lemon-yellow.  None to mild fragrance.  38 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, cupped-to-flat, open bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy.  Semi-glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).  Width of 2' (60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 4,625  on  21 Jan 1981   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Participated in the 1977 Monza Competition (Source: Website Roseto Niso Fumagalli.)