'Alchimiste' rose Description
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Apricot or apricot blend Shrub.Exhibition name: Alchymist
Climber, Large-Flowered Climber, Shrub.
Yellow, orange shading. Strong fragrance. 40 petals. Average diameter 3.5". Large, very full (41+ petals), old-fashioned, quartered, rosette bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Height: 6' to 20' (185 to 610cm). Width: 6' to 8' (185 to 245cm).
USDA zone 4b through 9b. Can be used for cut flower, garden, pillar or shrub. Hardy. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, susceptible to blackspot .
Arena Rose Co. says Alchymist is a rose that deserves more attention in America... it has strongly scented, quartered blooms of amber and handles cold and heat equally...
Wilhelm Kordes bred prior to 1950 a rose 'Golden Glow' x (R. canina X R. pendulina) - see References.