>Sunday Blooms – "Gold Medal"


Gold Medal
Grandiflora – 1984
Hybridizer: Jack Christensen, Ontario Canada
This ia a beautiful rose that is a little prone to blackspot here in zone 7b.
It grows in a large pot on our brick patio in full sun. This rose has a long vase life and is a favorite of my wife. She detects a slight fragrance, but for me nothing.

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2 Responses to >Sunday Blooms – "Gold Medal"

  1. Laura says:

    >Thats a fabulous colouring! I love the yellow/apricot/orange roses!


  2. Phillip says:

    >When I grew hybrid teas, this was always one of my favorites. I miss having it in the garden.


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