Rose (Rosa 'Alchymist') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Alchymist'
'Alchemist'
'The Alchymist'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size:Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape:Other: Quartered
Petal count:very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color:Apricot and apricot blend
Extra Bloom Info:In clusters
Rebloom:None
Class:Large-flowered climber
Extra Color Info:Apricot, yellow, pink blend
Growth Habit:Flexible canes, typically grows to 20 feet
Fragrance:Strong
Hybridizer & year:Reimer Kordes, 1956
Optimal growing zones:USDA zone 4 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit:Shrub
Life cycle:Perennial
Sun Requirements:Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences:Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height:Up to 20 feet
Plant Spread:5-6 feet
Leaves:Deciduous
Flowers:Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color:Other: Apricot blend
Flower Time:Late spring or early summer
Uses:Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant:Bees
Propagation: Other methods:Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers:Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous:Thorned
Parentage:Golden Glow x hybrid of Rosa eglanteria

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Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Nov 10, 2011 6:01 PM

Even though this rose is a once-bloomer, I can't imagine not having it in my garden. The blooms are incredibly packed with petals and have a nice quartered form. The rose is classified as an "apricot blend," but the blooms can also be pink, yellow, buff, or any combination of those colors.

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 10, 2013 3:49 PM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"Kordes produced ‘Alchymist’ by crossing a R. eglanteria hybrid with the large-flowered climber, ‘Golden Glow’. The result is a fat, swirled, billowy bloom in mixed shades of yellow, apricot, peach, and gold; a flower that is visually compatible with old roses of almost all colors on a plant that is carefree and disease resistant. ‘Alchymist’ blooms in the spring."

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