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'Golden Showers' rose Description
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Medium yellow Large-Flowered Climber.
Registration name: Golden Showers
Bred by Dr. Walter E. Lammerts (United States, circa 1950).
Introduced in United States by Germain's (Germain Seed & Plant Co.) in 1956 as 'Golden Showers'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1958 as 'Golden Showers'.
Climber, Large-Flowered Climber.  
Yellow.  Moderate, centifolia, licorice, tea fragrance.  20 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 4.25".  Large, very double, borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, high-centered to flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, pointed buds.  
Climbing, few or no prickles/thorns, upright, well-branched.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  3 to 5 leaflets.  

Height: 10' to 14' (305 to 425cm).  Width: up to 6' (up to 185cm).
USDA zone 3b through 10b.  Shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Can be pruned to maintain a shorter habit.  
Germany - Patent No: 39 620 033
United States - Patent No: PP 1,557  on  29 Jan 1957   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 575,297  on  30 Mar 1956
Walter E. Lammerts, Livermore, Calif., assignor, by mesne assignments, to Germain's, Inc., Van Nuys, Calif.
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