'Sutter's Gold' rose Description
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Orange blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Sutter's Gold (Hybrid Tea, Swim, 1946)
Exhibition name: Sutter's Gold
Golden-yellow, orange highlights. Bud orange overlaid indian red; flowers golden orange, often with red on outer petals, quince fragrance. Strong fragrance. 25 to 35 petals. Average diameter 4.5". Large, very double, exhibition, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Upright. Glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.
Height: 28" to 39" (70 to 100cm). Width: up to 2' (up to 60cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Very vigorous. Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.
Johann August Sutter (originally: Suter) (February 28, 1803 Bern/Switzerland - June 18, 1880 Washington D.C.), migrated 1834 to California and colonised from 1839 a large region he called New Helvetia in the Sacramento valley. When gold was found on his land in 1848, he was ruined by the chaos of the Gold Rush.