Rose (Rosa 'Amber Queen') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Amber Queen'
'Prinz Eugen van Savoyen'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size:Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape:Cupped
Petal count:full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color:Apricot and apricot blend
Extra Bloom Info:In clusters
Growth Habit:Short, 2-3 feet, bushy
Hybridizer & year:Harkness, 1983
Optimal growing zones:USDA zone 6 and warmer
Awards:AARS: 1988

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:2-3 feet
Plant Spread:1-2 feet
Flower Color:Other: Apricot blend
Flower Time:Spring
Uses:Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant:Bees
Propagation: Other methods:Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Awards and Recognitions:RHS AGM
Parentage:Southampton x Typhoon
Child plants:one child plant


The Most Loved and Beautiful of FlowersThe Most Loved and Beautiful of Flowers
February 9, 2013

Some know it as the Queen of Flowers; others call it by its family name, Rosaceae. But most of us know it, quite simply, as the rose. Whether grown in gardens, depicted in drawings, or praised in poetry, it is one of the most loved and beautiful of all flowers. This article briefly describes its history, explains its basic classifications, and provides descriptions and photographs of some of the most interesting and diverse specimens of the rose, the most beautiful of the flowering plants.

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Posted by Mike (Lower Hudson Valley, NY - Zone 6b) on Aug 25, 2014 9:51 PM

Amber Queen has a special place in my heart. It was one of the first roses I ever grew, and one of my photographs of it won Best in Show at the American Rose Society's national convention (photography division). The color varies a bit with lighting conditions, but is usually a creamy amber or light golden tone. The double ruffled blooms reveal themselves in layers as the buds slowly unfurl.

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July 2016 -- Photos and Chat by zuzuJul 31, 2016 1:14 PM157
June 2016 -- Photos and Chat by zuzuJul 19, 2016 9:30 PM266
New home and new gardens! by MikeNov 30, 2014 8:55 AM69
The Garden in Mid June by MikeJul 2, 2013 2:19 PM20
February 2013 Photos & Chat by SkiekittyMar 3, 2013 3:02 PM129
September Rose Candids by SkiekittySep 30, 2012 7:24 AM16
June 2012 photos and chat by zuzuJun 25, 2012 9:22 PM41
Photos and Chat, September 2011 by Calif_SueOct 3, 2011 8:39 PM191
My May blooms by zuzuJun 14, 2010 9:03 PM106
Mike's Roses by MikeMay 6, 2010 8:09 PM121
This Weekend Opportunity at EuroDesert by SkiekittyMay 31, 2011 10:36 AM65
Melva's Roses by zuzuJun 1, 2011 2:15 PM106
Spring 2011 - Start Your Engines!! by SkiekittySep 4, 2010 2:15 AM23
Off to the national rose show this morning by MikeJun 10, 2011 11:13 PM31
Teasing until it hurts. by SkiekittyApr 14, 2011 10:32 AM6
ARS National Spring Rose Convention by MikeMar 4, 2011 3:45 PM16

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