Rose (Rosa 'Gold Medal') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Gold Medal'
'AROyqueli'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Yellow blend
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Grandiflora
Extra Color Info: Yellow, with pink or orange highlights
Growth Habit: Medium tall, 4-5 feet, upright
Fragrance: Mild
Misc: Thornless or almost thornless
Hybridizer & year: Jack E. Christensen, 1982
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 7 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)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Plant Height: 4-5 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Multi-Color: Yellow, pink, and orange
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Parentage: Yellow Pages x (Granada x Garden Party)
Child plants: 3 child plants

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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2011-04-27
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Location: Islamabad, zone 9bDate: 2016-06-19Blooming in 106*F.
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Comments:
Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Feb 7, 2014 5:57 PM

Gold Medal is a tall and sturdy grandiflora with very few thorns. The name is deceptive because it suggests a solid color, whereas the blooms are quite variable, frequently more apricot than gold, and almost always with a pink margin. The pretty buds are dark orange in color. The scent is quite pleasant, comparable to the aroma of hot spiced tea.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Feb 7, 2014 4:57 PM

A beautiful rose that I have had for many years. I grow it in the back of my south side rose garden.

Rita, located on the north shore of Nassau County Long Island, NY zone 6/7, where it is humid in the summer and roses always need to be sprayed with systemic fungicide to avoid blackspot.

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