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'Alchemist' rose Description
'Alchemist' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Marina's Garden. Crawfordville, FL
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
143 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Shrub.
Exhibition name: Alchymist
Origin:
Bred by Reimer Kordes (1922-1997) (Germany, 1956).
Class:
Climber, Large-Flowered Climber, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Yellow, orange shading.  Strong fragrance.  40 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Large, very full (41+ petals), old-fashioned, quartered, rosette bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Climbing.  

Height: 6' to 20' (185 to 610cm).  Width: 6' to 8' (185 to 245cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Can be used for cut flower, garden, pillar or shrub.  Hardy.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, susceptible to blackspot .  
Patents:
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Notes:
Arena Rose Co. says Alchymist is a rose that deserves more attention in America... it has strongly scented, quartered blooms of amber and handles cold and heat equally...
Wilhelm Kordes bred prior to 1950 a rose 'Golden Glow' x (R. canina X R. pendulina) - see References.
 
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