The Gold Medal Rose is one of the most beautiful of the yellow Grandiflora roses. Medium to long oval buds become perfectly formed golden blooms that are edged with a reddish orange color.
The flowers are great for cutting, and have a long vase life. The Gold Medal Rose is a Grandiflora that performs best in moderate climates.
The tall bush is very vigorous, and a must for those who love yellow roses. It is a true "Gold Medal" winner!
The long stemmed blooms are borne either singly, or in clusters of up to seven.
Cooler weather in the Fall, bring the larger clusters of up to seven.
Type Grandiflora Rose
Hybridizer Christensen 1982
Blooms Golden yellow, edged with reddish orange. Clustered flowers are 4 /12 - 5' with 30-35 petals
Growth Habits This vigorous grower grows upright, 3-6' tall 3' wide
Foliage Foliage is large size, and dark green
Fragrance Slight, fruity fragrance
Awards New Zealand National Rose Trial Ground winner, Gold Medal 1983Hardy Zone
As you can see from the yellow rose pictures, this is an absolutely gorgeous rose. It does not however do as well in hot temperatures! The yellow flowers fade to cream in extreme heat. Flowers have a deeper color in the Spring, and again in the Fall. Moderate climates produce blooms with deeper colors.
The intense yellow blooms have burnt orange to red edges.
The rose bush is very disease resistant, making it a great addition to the garden.
It is a very pretty bush in the garden, with dense, dark green foliage that really set off the sunny blooms.
Because it can grow tall (up to 6 ft.), it makes a rose bush that is nice for the back of the garden.
Be sure to cut lots of blooms, because the exhibition form flowers do well in the vase. Not only are they beautiful flowers that are excellent flowers for cutting, but they last a long time in water.
This bush blooms on new wood, so prune early for the most flowers.
For more pictures of yellow roses; look at the Yellow roses page.