Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info) Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info) Cultivar: Golden Showers Additional cultivar information: (PP1557) Hybridized by Lammerts; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1956
Height: 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m) 10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m) 12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
Spacing: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F) 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) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
Bloom Color: Medium yellow (my)
Bloom Shape: Semi-double
Flower Fragrance: Very Fragrant
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Blooms repeatedly
Habit: Trained to climb
Patent Information: Non-patented
Other Details: Shade-tolerant Resistant to black spot Resistant to mildew Resistant to rust
On Nov 21, 2010, birder17 from Jackson, MO (Zone 6b) wrote:
The 2 1/2" blooms are a true yellow - look like "Spring". I bought it as a shrub rose and was told it would grow as a tall shrub or a climber and it is really tall - about 7' in it's second season. I will probably have to move it to a trellis somewhere in my yard.
It does get quite a bit of black spot in my humid area.
The blooms are a light to moderate fragrance.
I've got mine up against an east facing stockade fence, it gives me shady wet roots and full sun for the top of the plant most of the day. It is 3 years old now and trained across the top of my fence for at least 10 feet. Lots of blooms and easy care-3-5" of mulch, feed it twice a year and deadhead away and it just keeps blooming.I also planted clematis x jackmanii next to it and they do well together and when they are both in full flower it looks awesome.
On Apr 6, 2007, Photographer from Moxee, WA (Zone 4a) wrote:
I have 2 of these rose bushes planted about 8 ft apart growing upward in & out of 2 ft wide lattice. Each lattice is held in place by 2....10 ft long 4 inch round poles buried 3 ft in the ground. At the top there's another 8 ft of lattice connecting the 2 lattice that are 7 ft tall. This is my home made rose arbor. I have seen this particular variety of climber rose in numerous gardens in our valley. I went to a local nursery last weekend. This was the only rose variety being sold by this particular store in bags. Given the 1956 patent year ... I'd have to say there are several thousand of this particular rose here in the Yakima Valley. In my opinion this is one of the very best climber roses one can have. Great color.... flowery ... just so nice.
On Apr 16, 2005, Agnis from Ridgefield, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:
Bloomed constantly from May till I cut it back in December. Was under a blue spruce when I bought the house (whoever planted the spruce planted the rose next to it 40 years ago), in complete shade. I've moved the rose to full sun, and we'll see how it does this year.
Had to learn to spray continuously throughout the summer to keep blackspot in check. After a shaky start, it blooms beautifully and leaves are growing in glossy dark green. High maintenence, but lovely yellow blooms (of course, I've never met a rose I haven't liked). Be especially careful to plant in spot that has good drainage.
Introduced in 1956
4 inch double blooms
Large flowered climber
Long almost thornless stems
Prone to black spot
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Ketchikan, Alaska Fairfield, California North Fork, California Santa Rosa, California Seaford, Delaware Fernandina Beach, Florida Miami Beach, Florida North Port, Florida Marietta, Georgia Lenexa, Kansas Barbourville, Kentucky Old Jefferson, Louisiana Wilton, Maine Bethesda, Maryland Topsfield, Massachusetts Caro, Michigan Jackson, Missouri Cleveland, Ohio Fruit Hill, Ohio Jennings Lodge, Oregon Summerville, South Carolina Knoxville, Tennessee Abilene, Texas Dallas, Texas Gorman, Texas Heath, Texas Moxee, Washington