The Medallion Rose has the softest shade of clear apricot. This Hybrid Tea rose has huge flowers that are double and full.
Long pointed buds unfurl to become the most beautiful, sweet scented Hybrid Tea flowers.
This beauty is an excellent rose for cutting. It makes a most beautiful cut flower, with a long vase life.
(Buds open slowly, so cut the flowers before fully opened, to
extend the vase life even more.) Learn how to make your cut flowers last longer. Pair your bouquet with some Baby's
Breath, and you have a delicate, sweet bouquet!
Type Large Flowered Hybrid Tea Rose
Hybridizer Warriner (USA) 1973
Blooms Soft, clear apricot flowers are 6-8", with a petal count of 25-35 petals
Growth Habits Bush grows tall, upright, vigorous, and well branched. It can grow to a height of 5', with a width of around 4'.
Foliage Dark, leathery foliage
Fragrance sweet, fruity fragrance
Awards Portland Gold medal 1972, AARS 1973Hardy Zone
These apricot hybrid tea roses thrive in hot weather. As with most modern Hybrid Tea roses, they do well in warmer climates.
They will require winter protection where temperatures drop below 20 degrees F.
The bush produces profuse mid-season bloom with good repeat flowering. This is a very healthy growing, repeat flowering bush with abundant foliage.
This soft, sweet scented apricot blend colored rose "Medallion" is relatively disease resistant. It's parents (South Seas, and King's Randsom), are both terrific roses as well.
Plant some purple flowers near it, or plants with silver foliage for some great contrast.
It seems the rose has not be introduced to many countries outside the USA.
Amanda writes; I wish I had taken a picture of this beautiful rose! You would not believe how large the flowers are!!!