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'Soleil d'Or' rose Description
'Soleil d'Or' rose photo
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Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
56 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD.  
ARS:
Yellow blend Hybrid Foetida.
Registration name: Soleil d'Or
Exhibition name: Soleil d'Or
Origin:
Bred by Joseph Pernet-Ducher (France, before 1898).
Class:
Hybrid Foetida, Pernetiana.  
Bloom:
Golden-yellow, rose-red shading, darker center.  Strong, spice fragrance.  Average diameter 4".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, flat, globular bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Habit:
Dense, upright.  Dense foliage.  
Height of 2' to 4' 11" (60 to 150 cm).  Width of 3' (90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Vigorous.  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.  
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
'Soleil d'Or' was put on the market on 1 November 1900. Soleil d'Or is grown in Zone 3 Alberta, Canada where it survives with no winter protection other than snow cover.
 
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