Rose (Rosa 'Golden Zest') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Golden Zest'
'100 Idées Jardin'
'Continued Friendship'
'Sweet Caitlin'
'Sweet Kathleen'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Medium yellow
Extra Bloom Info: Quartered
Rebloom: Good
Class: Shrub
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 4-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Dr. Keith W. Zary, 2005

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: 4-5 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Mirabella x Golden Celebration


Roses in a Cottage GardenRoses in a Cottage Garden
February 12, 2013

I love my roses, but I have never cared for the look of any formal type of garden, not even rose gardens. Instead, I have planted my many roses informally in my garden, which is very much a cottage garden. Take a picture tour with me to see my roses.

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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2013-04-26
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2010-05-04
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Location: In my Northern California gardenSuddenly exhibiting uncharacteristic tinges of deep pink
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Location: In my Northern California gardenFaded and close to shatter point, but still pretty
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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 30, 2013 5:29 PM

Golden Zest is a Jackson & Perkins rose from before the company was sold. I don't know whether J&P carries Golden Zest for sale anymore. If not, that is a shame because this is a fabulous rose. Much neater growth habit and less sprawly than the Austin Rose Golden Celebration. I had a Golden Celebration and replaced it with Golden Zest.

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