'Top Contender' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Two Sisters Roses
Deep yellow Mini-Flora.Registration name: WelconExhibition name:
Golden-yellow. None / no fragrance. 24 to 36 petals. Average diameter 2.5". Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, exhibition, high-centered, pinpoint centers bloom form. Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season. Large buds.
Medium, bushy, upright, well-branched. Medium, matte, medium green foliage.
Height of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm). Width of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 10b. Can be used for container rose, cut flower, exhibition, garden or specimen. Hardy. benefits from winter protection in colder climates. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, blackspot resistant, mildew resistant, rust 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) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).