Sutters Gold Rose

Popular Gold and Orange Colored Hybrid Tea

The Sutters Gold Rose, is as the name suggest a beautiful rose of gold and orange. The golden yellow color is over-laid with Indian red veining on the outer petals.

This high centered Hybrid tea rose has very long, slim, and elegant buds.

In warm weather, this rose opens quickly, taking on a rather loose, full semi-double bloom.


Type  Large Flowered Hybrid Tea

Hybridizer Herbert Swim 1950

Blooms Orange Gold in color with 30-35 petals. The flowers are 5 1/2" across

Foliage Dark green, glossy, leathery foliage

Growth Habits  Vigorous,Upright, grows 5' by 4' Repeat flowering

Fragrance Strong, Sweet (Fruity)

Awards Portland Gold Medal 1946 Bagatelle Gold Medal 1948 All-American Rose Selection 1950 National Rose Society Certificate of Merrit 1951 James Alexander Gamble Fragrance Medal 1966

Hardy Zone zone 6


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The flowers open from long, slender red buds that at first become deep golden yellow, then fade to lemon yellow, keeping the red splashes on the backs of the outer petals.

Hot weather will sometimes intensify the red color, but also make the flowers open quicker.

The double, high centered flowers are usually borne singly, and are very quick to repeat on a fast growing bush.

The unique colored flowers start very early in the season, and are often the first of all Hybrid teas to open.

The vigorous growing bush continues to produce them all season.

When growing conditions, and fertilizer are right for this rose, the beautiful flowers can reach 6' across!

The fragrant blooms on these orange blend roses is very strong and sweet. Sutters Gold is considered the sweetest-scented yellow rose.

Sutters Gold is a stunning tea rose from the 1950's that has remained intensely popular still to this day. It remains one of the best loved Modern Garden Roses, and is grown in most countries of the world.

To tell if this rose is worthy, take a look at all the awards this rose has won, including the Fragrance medal!

The parents of this rose: Charlotte Armstrong x Signora

It's name commemorates the 100 year anniversary of discovery of gold at Sutters Mill, by Frank Sutter a century before in California.

Note: I've not seen this rose personally, but have different reports about it: Being nearly thornless, and very prickly!

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Reader Comments

Submitted Tue Feb 17 2015
      By: Laine,
Hernando Beach,Florida

Smelled heavenly!
Color changed beautifully as it opened and lasted well in house
Unbelievably tough!  This rose was in the yard when we moved into a 70's house in Boise, Idaho.  I thought it was dead after the first winter and tried to pull it up.  Couldn't .  Tried a shovel.....nope.  Finally took the ax to it and chopped it down to below ground level.  I really hacked it up.  I never could get it out of there, BUT the next Spring, that rose was the star of the yard and my favorite vases in the house.  It was fabulous and remained so until we moved to Nevada in the 90's. 
Now we are in Florida and I'm looking for another.  I don't have pictures handy because I have them on discs old discs not CDs
Highly recommended if you love that strong "rose-y" smell.

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