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'King's Ransom' rose Description
'King's Ransom' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
46 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Deep yellow Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: King's Ransom
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Dennison H. Morey (United States, before 1961).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. as 'King's Ransom'.
Introduced by Unknown (Australia) in 1962 as 'King's Ransom'.
Introduced in France by Vilmorin-Andrieux in 1962 as 'King'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Golden-yellow.   (Jaune de chrome).  Strong fragrance.  35 to 50 petals.  Very large, very full (41+ petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Glossy foliage.  

Height: 30" to 5' (75 to 150cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  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) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 2,103  on  7 Nov 1961   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Bagatelle