This month we feature a bright yellow, non-fading patio rose, something not commonly found in the world of roses. Since its release in 2000, it has become a popular addition to the range of patio roses grown in New Zealand.
‘Beehive Gold’ has clusters of bright yellow, double blooms all summer long. It is an eye catching addition to any garden or container and is also good grown as a standard. It is easy to grow with dark green foliage, good disease tolerance and is upright growing to a medium height. The only thing it is lacking is sadly a good fragrance but other than that, is a top rate patio rose.
Bred in Holland by Interplant where it is known as ‘Goldfinch’, ‘Beehive Gold’ was named for the millennium by the Wellington City Council and the Wellington Rose Society. It received a Certificate of Merit at the NZRS Trials in Palmerston North in 1998 and since its release, has made its mark as a good, unfading yellow patio rose.