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'Golden State' rose Description
'Golden State (hybrid tea, Meilland 1937)' rose photo
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Deep yellow Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Golden State (hybrid tea, Meilland 1937)
Exhibition name: Golden State
Bred by Francis Meilland (1912-1958) (France, before 1935).
Introduced in France by Meilland et Cie in 1937 as 'Golden State'.
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1938 as 'Golden State'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1939 as 'Golden State'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Lemon-yellow to golden-yellow, carmine-red veining.  Mild, apple, clove, fruity fragrance.  30 to 45 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cupped, ruffled bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Armed with thorns / prickles, upright.  Glossy, bronze-green, leathery foliage.  3 to 5 leaflets.  
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Vigorous.  
United States - Patent No: PP 303  on  8 Nov 1938   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 193,165  on  28 Feb 1938
I crossed the well known variety Charles P. Kilham with an unnamed seedling, and then the product of this cross, as the pollen parent, was crossed on Souv. de Claudius Pernet, as the seed-bearing parent.
Official rose of the 1939 Universal Exhibition of San Francisco