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'Double Gold ™' rose Description
'Double Gold ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
HMF Ratings:
11 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
Yellow blend Mini-Flora.
Registration name: SAVadouble
Exhibition name: Double Gold ™
Bred by Wendy R. White (United States, 1996).
Introduced in United States by Nor' East Miniature Roses in 2003 as 'Double Gold'.
Golden-yellow, peach shading.  Strong, rose, sweet fragrance.  28 to 36 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, fragrant buds.  
Medium, upright, well-branched.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 26" to 30" (65 to 75cm).  Width: up to 2' (up to 60cm).
USDA zone 6b through 11.  Can be used for container rose or specimen.  Benefits from winter protection in colder climates.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, susceptible to blackspot .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  Feed this rose well.  Prune dead wood.  
Breeder's notes:
Yellow blends with apricot to give a rich gold color, loves warm climate and loose, rich soil.
United States - Patent No: PP 16,056  on  25 Oct 2005   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 10/404,763  on  31 Mar 2003
Inventors: White; Wendy R. (Ipswich, MA)
Assignee: Nor'East Miniature Roses (Arroyo Grande, CA)
The seed parent is an unnamed, unintroduced, seedling of the miniature rose class with apricot colored flowers which was created by crossing `LAVjune` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 6,859) with an unnamed and unintroduced, orange-red, miniature seedling of `Zorina` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 2,321 by `Baby Katie` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 4,471. The pollen parent is `BENday` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 6,568). ....description in outline form pertaining specifically to this new and distinct variety of miniature rose plant as observed at 5 years of age, growing indoors, under plastic in Essex County, Mass.
Fully double, magnificently formed blooms with outer petals of pale gold that deepen toward the center. This strongly scented mini-flora is a winner all the way around! Glossy, deep green foliage covers this upright plant, providing a rich contrast with the glowing flowers. Bloom is abundant throughout the season, making Double Gold ™ an exceptional landscape or container plant.