'Gold Medal' rose Description
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Medium yellow Grandiflora.Registration name: AROyqueliExhibition name:
Golden-yellow, copper shading, ages to cream . Mild, fruity, spice, tea fragrance. 30 to 40 petals. Average diameter 4.5". Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, classic hybrid tea, high-centered to cupped, reflexed bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Medium, long sepals buds.
Tall, bushy, thornless (or almost), upright, well-branched. Large, semi-glossy, dark green, dense foliage.
Height: 30" to 6' (75 to 185cm). Width: 3' (90cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Can be used for cut flower, garden or specimen. Hardy. heat tolerant. Disease susceptibility: very disease 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) .
New Zealand - Patent No: PVR Grant 219 on 5 Jun 1984
Application on 24 Feb 1983
The breeder's Reference for this rose is 75129-2. The New Zealand Trade Name is 'Gold Medal'. This PVR Grant expires June 5, 2007.
United States - Patent No: PP 5,177 on 17 Jan 1984 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 413831 on 1 Sep 1982
Inventor: Jack E. Christensen (Ontario, CA). Assignee: Armstrong Nurseries, Inc. (Ontario, CA)... a new grandiflora [with] deep yellow gold coloration [that] lasts well throughout the life of the flower... its above average hardiness and disease resistance are especially unique among other yellow roses; its true grandiflora habit is unusual among yellow roses... Parentage: 'Yellow Pages' x ('Granada' x 'Garden Party')... The plant bears its flowers sometimes singly, usually three or more to a stem in regular rounded clusters on strong, long stems...
Described as one of the best American-produced roses of the 80s.
Gold Medal was removed from the Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens (ARBG) Display Trial because its trial period expired.