Hybrid Rugosa Rose
Rosa 'Topaz Jewel'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Topaz Jewel
Additional cultivar information:(PP06793, aka MORyelrug, Rustica 91, Yellow Dagmar Hastrup)
Hybridized by Moore
Registered or introduced: 1987
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Class:

Hybrid Rugosa

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Bloom Color:

Medium yellow (my)

Bloom Shape:

Semi-double

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Shrub

Patent Information:

Patent expired

Other Details:

Resistant to black spot

Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

Avoid chemical sprays

Stems are moderately thorny

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Golden Lake,

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Freehold, New Jersey

Olympia, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 31, 2008, soldiersong from North Plains, OR (Zone 8a) wrote:

Trade name Rosa rugosa 'Topaz Jewel' is a hybrid rugosa which grows in my 8b garden 4' x 3' and has almost continuous yellow double blooms. It has not been bothered by our many deer and has been trouble free for the three years I've grown it in full sun with average moisture.

Neutral

On Jul 8, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bred in the United States. Won the Classic Shrub Rose award in 1999, and again in 2000, and the Modern Shrub Rose award from the Del-Chester Rose Society in 2000.

Parentage:
Seed: Golden Angel
Pollen: Belle Poitevine