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'Heart of Gold' rose Description
'Heart of Gold (hybrid tea, McGredy, 1987)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Babski
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
16 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Deep yellow Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MACyelkil
Exhibition name: Gold Heart
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh (1932-2019) McGredy IV (1987).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) in 1994 as 'Heart of Gold'.
Class:
Grandiflora.  
Bloom:
Deep yellow.  Moderate fragrance.  34 to 36 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Small to medium, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, ruffled bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, armed with thorns / prickles, upright.  Medium, glossy foliage.  
Height of 4¼' to 5' 7" (130 to 170 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Breeder's notes:
Heart of Gold - Macyelkil. Nicknamed Yellow Killer
Patents:
New Zealand - Patent No: 1242  on  6 Jun 1997
 
United States - Patent No: PP 10,798  on  23 Feb 1999   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/742,143  on  31 Oct 1996
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