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Butter-yellow. None to mild, opinions vary fragrance. Average diameter 2". Small to medium, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, classic hybrid tea, high-centered to flat bloom form. Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season. Small, pointed buds.
Tall, arching, climbing, spreading, upright, well-branched. Medium, matte, medium green, leathery foliage.
Height of 10' (305 cm). Width of 8' (245 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for garden, hedge or landscape. Very vigorous. can be grown as a shrub. can be trained as a climber. drought resistant. flowers drop off cleanly. heat tolerant. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant. Can be pruned to maintain a shorter habit. Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy. Prune lightly or not at all.
1953 Huntington Exclusive! EVERBLOOMING CLIMBER
Mr. Moore has donated a number of roses to The Huntington to support our fund raising. This is the first of them. The name was inspired by its code number, 6-53-3, which indicates it first bloomed at Sequoia Nursery in 1953. This is the product of an involved cross containing Hybrid Tea, Polyantha and Climbing Miniature. The plant is a large climber with double, bright yellow blooms which appear all spring, summer and into the fall. 1953 will make a wonderful rose with which to upholster a fence, or allow to grow into and through low trees. This is the pollen parent of Mr. Moore’s two lovely landscape roses, Golden Century and Sunshine Sally. The disease resistance is good, repeat bloom is excellent and the plant does get large! It’s an own root plant, so give it time to put on roots before it will want to climb, but when it does, watch out! It doesn’t require dead heading to encourage repeat bloom, which is a wonderful trait in a tall climber. May also be pruned harder to encourage use as a shrub.