Information About the Irish Gold Rose

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  • Hybrid tea roses were some of the first rose varieties to be crossed with other roses. They tend to have large, high-centered flowers with long blooming periods. The ‘Irish Gold’ rose is one hybrid tea rose variety.
  • Features

  • The ‘Irish Gold’ rose is characterized by pale yellow petals and a mild fragrance. The rose bushes usually grow about 2 1/2 to 4 feet tall. The roses have light-to-dark-green glossy leaves with toothed edges. The flowers are edible and deer-tolerant.


  • The ‘Irish Gold’ rose grows well in USDA zones 5 through 9, or AHS heat zones 3 through 9.

    Time Frame

  • Roses usually bloom from mid-spring to mid-fall. Plant after all threat of frost has passed.

    Soil Requirements

  • ‘Irish Gold’ roses require well-drained soil and full sun. Soil pH may be anywhere from 4.8 to 8. Keep the soil well-watered, but do not overwater.

    Fun Facts

  • This rose is also called the ‘Grandpa Dickson,’ named after its Irish hybridizer.

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