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Hybrid Tea Rose 'Medallion'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Medallion
Additional cultivar information:(aka Medallion)
Hybridized by Warriner
Registered or introduced: 1973
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Hybrid Tea


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


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)

Bloom Color:

Apricot and apricot blend (ab)

Bloom Shape:


Tea shaped

Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:


Other Details:

Susceptible to black spot

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

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Mesa, Arizona

Surprise, Arizona

Cabot, Arkansas

Montclair, California

Oak Park, California

San Jose, California

Maitland, Florida

Indianapolis, Indiana

Barbourville, Kentucky

Hallam, Nebraska

Eugene, Oregon

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Fort Worth, Texas

Kilgore, Texas

Mcallen, Texas

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 24, 2017, paradisecircus from Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bought a sad little 6 inch twig from big box hardware chain in spring. Sits in full sun on South facing patio next to dwarf orange tree. This thing is a monster! Putting on a lot of growth, huge blooms right off the bat. I am not super informed on rose care, so it's had no pesticides or protection other than being sprayed with hose twice a week. Only thing is my blooms are big but not high petal count, so they look blown out after just a day. I do feed with a rose fertilizer once a month-growing season. North Texas, straddling zones 7b and 8a.


On Feb 23, 2012, ReallyRed from Oak Park, CA wrote:

I admit to a sentimental attachment - we grew them in NJ and loved them. They grow like crazy here in Southern California though the color is less vivid in our sun. Nevertheless, one of my favorite roses and when I see them, I tend to buy more!


On Jun 28, 2009, sandouns from Eagle, ID wrote:

Love this rose on the bush. The color is beautiful, performs well all season and it's one of the largest roses in my garden. However, the reason I give it a neutral rating is that it makes for a poor cutting rose. I enjoy bringing my flowers inside the house and this one doesn't make it past a day.


On Aug 31, 2008, marsue from Isabella, MO (Zone 6b) wrote:

Medallion is a great rose! It has bloomed consistently all summer and has been relatively free of black spot, as well, in spite of our wet spring and more rain in August than we normally receive in our area.


On Sep 20, 2006, hydrangea80 from Council Bluffs, IA (Zone 4b) wrote:

This rose produces gorgeous flowers like crazy all season, but it extremely susceptible to black spot. I give it a neutral rating because although it requires a lot of work, the size, color, and number of blooms make it worth it!


On May 22, 2006, mhay from Indianapolis, IN (Zone 5a) wrote:

It grows in zone 5a with winter protection. Rapid upward growth, easily 5ft tall by second bloom. Gets a bit "leggy". Large 6 in blooms with nice scent.


On Oct 23, 2005, MikenMyrtle from Myrtle Beach, SC wrote:

This rose is beautiful and a heavy bloomer. Very pale pinkish-peachish-apricotish color which really stands out. Lovely bush!


On Aug 11, 2005, LaLambchop from Chapin, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

AARS 1973. This is a gorgeous rose with 7" blooms. It grows very quickly and the plant gets huge. Leave it lots of room.