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'Heart of Gold' rose Description
'Heart of Gold (rambler, Van Fleet, 1915)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Margaret Furness
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
9 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Red blend.
Registration name: Heart of Gold
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Walter Van Fleet (United States, 1915).
Introduced in United States by U.S. Dept of Agriculture in 1924 as 'Heart of Gold'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1927 as 'Heart of Gold'.
Class:
Hybrid Wichurana, Rambler, Species Cross.  
Bloom:
Crimson, purple shading, white center, golden-yellow stamens, ages to lighter ..  Blackish crimson with white eye and abundant yellow stamens.  Average diameter 2".  Medium, single (4-8 petals), in large clusters bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Climbing.  
Height of 8' 2" to 9' 10" (250 to 300 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Very hardy.  very vigorous.  
Notes:
Some references suggest that R. setigera is involved in the parentage of this rose.
 
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