'Soleil d'Or' rose Description
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Yellow blend Hybrid Foetida.
Registration name: Soleil d'Or
Exhibition name: Soleil d'Or
Hybrid Foetida, Pernetiana.
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.
Dense, upright. Dense foliage.
Height of 2' to 4' 11" (60 to 150 cm). Width of 3' (90 cm).
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.
'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.