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'Golden Age' rose Description
'Golden Age (hybrid tea, Sheldon, 2001)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Sheldon, John & Robyn
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
15 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Yellow blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Resage
Exhibition name: Golden Age
Origin:
Bred by John & Robyn Sheldon (United States, 2001).
Introduced in United States by Certified Roses in 2002 as 'Golden Age'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Yellow, ages to cream .  Mild fragrance.  26 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, classic hybrid tea bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy.  Large, glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 6' (60 to 185 cm).  Width of 4" (10 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Plant in partial shade for best color.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Breeder's notes:
Golden Age can be grown One Bloom Per Stem for an excellent Exhibition Hybrid Tea, or as a beautiful spray (by removing the terminal bud when it first appears). In either case the rose will turn from yellow to snow white giving the garden an ever changing appearance.
Notes:
A distinguishing feature of 'Golden Age' is that it turns snow white when it is fully open so you can actually have two different colored roses on the same bush... a yellow 1-3 open and a white fully open. Golden Age has two "sister" seedlings Christmas Card and Doris Reese
 
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