Golden Showers Rose

Rosa 'Golden Showers'

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Golden Showers Rose (Rosa 'Golden Showers') at Weston Nurseries

Golden Showers Rose flowers

Golden Showers Rose flowers

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Golden Showers Rose (Rosa 'Golden Showers') at Weston Nurseries

Golden Showers Rose flower buds

Golden Showers Rose flower buds

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Height:  10 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Group/Class:  Climbing Rose


This vigorous grafted rose produces sprays of fragrant, double blooms that open daffodil yellow and soften to primrose; deadheading encourages continued bloom, but it is advised to allow development of colorful hips in fall; hardy and vigorous

Ornamental Features

Golden Showers Rose features showy fragrant yellow flowers with creamy white overtones along the branches from late spring to late fall, which emerge from distinctive gold flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. The fruits are showy orange hips carried in abundance from early to late fall. It has dark green deciduous foliage which emerges dark red in spring. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color.

Landscape Attributes

Golden Showers Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous woody vine with a twining and trailing habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance woody vine that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Golden Showers Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Golden Showers Rose will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. As a climbing rose, it can be leggy near the base and may be concealed by underplanting with lower-growing facer plants. It should be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This woody vine should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Screening  Garden 
Flowers  Fruit  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features