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'Olympic Gold' rose Description
'Australia's Olympic Gold Rose' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Misty
HMF Ratings:
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Deep yellow Grandiflora.
Registration name: WEKblagab
Exhibition name: Golden Eagle ™
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, 1997).
Golden-yellow.  Mild, fruity fragrance.  24 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), in large clusters, high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Medium, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 3' to 4¼' (90 to 130 cm).  Width of 33" to 43" (85 to 110 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for garden.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  
Breeder's notes:
Very deep long lasting color.
Australia - Application No: 1997/050  on  1997   VIEW PBR PATENT
United States - Patent No: PP 9,719  on  3 Dec 1996   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 557231  on  14 Nov 1995
Inventor: Carruth, Thomas F. (Altadena, California). Assignee: Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. (Upland, California). A new variety of grandiflora rose having flowers of deep golden yellow coloration.
Mandy in Bullsbrook, Australia, provides this information from the label that came with her plant of Australia's Olympic Gold Rose: This beautiful deep golden yellow rose has a mild fruity fragrance, with double flowers in profuse clusters of five or more blooms that are long-lasting. The blooms are carried on long, strong stems above dark green foliage.