'Alchymist' 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 of 6' to 20' (185 to 610 cm). Width of 6' to 8' (185 to 245 cm).
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.