Rose 'Sutter's Gold'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sutter's Gold
Additional cultivar information:(PP885)
Hybridized by Swim
Registered or introduced: 1950
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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)

Bloom Color:

Orange and orange blend (ob)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:

Patent expired

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Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone

Can be grown as an annual


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

San Francisco, California

Haviland, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 4, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This rose is not hardy north of Z6.


On Oct 3, 2016, lancer23 from San Francisco, CA wrote:

At Golden Gate Park when they are doing their spring pruning, I asked for this roses' trimming. It took off immediately, rooted in a month and started to bloom right away. I planted underneath an apple tree so its rather shaded. I will say the scent is medium and noticeable, rich and fruity. The petal color is rather lighter then the other images online. I think even in the park they are rather pastel shades. I don't recall the rich intense pinks and yellow. Maybe only when its in bud form it has a darker color. Its one of the most healthy rose I got. Will recommend to anyone who lives in the fog belt.


On Jun 13, 2012, piobaire from Boise, ID wrote:

This is my favorite rose of all time. The color reminds me of ripe peaches and it smells like peaches. The cut flowers don't seem to last long, but they are so beautiful, and the smell is so heavenly, it's worth it.


On Dec 29, 2008, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: James Alexander Gamble Rose Fragrance Award (ARS) 1966


On Nov 7, 2006, Redkarnelian from Newmarket, ON (Zone 5a) wrote:

"Sutter's Gold" and "Sutter's Gold Climbing" were hybridized by Swim, 1950.


On Aug 23, 2006, marian15 from iinsbruck,
Austria wrote:

the noted mild fragrance does not fit the description of this rose, it's one of the most distinctive and strong around, the intensity(friends planted it just for the fragrance) is comparable with the likes of old rose felicite parmentier or the austin evelyn. sutters gold is very hardy and generally healthy. it's got a slender growth habit, and reminds also concerning the loose shape of the blooms and the gorgeous long pointed buds a lot of a china rose.