PlantsRoses→Rose (Rosa 'Alchymist')

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: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Golden Glow x hybrid of Rosa eglanteria

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Location: in my garden in Oklahoma CityDate: 2003-04-30OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
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Location: From my collection. Poland.
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2011-06-14
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Location: In my collection. Poland.Date: 2017-06-21
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Location: In Zuzu's gardenDate: 2012-05-12
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-06-08
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Location: In my collection. Poland.Date: 2017-06-17
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Location: In my collection. Poland.Date: 2017-06-21
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Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UKDate: 2011-06-29
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Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UKDate: 2011-07-02
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-05-23
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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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