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'Aalsmeer Gold ®' rose Description
'Aalsmeer Gold ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Donna's Rose Garden - Northern CA
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
Bekola
HMF Ratings:
17 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Deep yellow Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Aalsmeer Gold ®
Exhibition name: Aalsmeer Gold ®
Origin:
Bred by Reimer Kordes (1922-1997) (Germany, 1978).
Introduced in Australia by Roy H. Rumsey Pty. Ltd. in 1981 as 'Aalsmeer Gold'.
Class:
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Deep yellow.  None to mild fragrance.  20 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, high-centered, reflexed bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Bushy, thornless (or almost), upright, well-branched.  Medium, glossy, leathery foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: very mildew 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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 4,421  on  29 May 1979   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 05/918,559  on  23 Jun 1978
Notes:
Sierraflor, a wholesale nursery is Ecuador, sells this rose as a cut flower.