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'Olympic Gold' rose Description
'Australia's Olympic Gold Rose' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Misty
HMF Ratings:
28 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Deep yellow Grandiflora.
Registration name: WEKblagab
Exhibition name: Golden Eagle ™
Origin:
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, 1997).
Class:
Grandiflora.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
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).
Growing:
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.
Patents:
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.
Notes:
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.