This brings me so much joy. It looks like sunshine in the garden! This David Austin rose is one of the largest-blooming English roses. The blooms are enormous. I planted mine outside of my office window and delight in seeing the sunny roses even on the stormiest day.
Of all of my roses, this rose qualifies as my longest-stemmed rose. Every bloom is on a ridiculously long, strong cane. My Golden Celebration is only two years old but already stands at 4′ tall. It’s tall and slender now, but it’s starting to bush out. This rose can get up to 4.5′ tall and 4.5′ wide so b e sure to give it plenty of space.
Golden Celebration’s scent is subtle but lovely. It’s more of a light and fruity scent than a strong antique rose scent. This rose is said to make an excellent cut flower, but I’ve never cut mine since I can see it from my house and so enjoy looking at the blooms out the window.
This is a very low-maintenance rose. It’s highly disease resistant and I haven’t had any trouble with it disease-wise. It’s one of the few roses in my garden to never have a bought of black spot no matter how bad the rain. Golden Celebration is hardy for zones 5-11. This rose doesn’t have any trouble with the summer heat and drought here in Texas. In fact, we also had a Snowpocalypse this year with the lowest temperatures in the state in over a hundred years and Golden Celebration could not have cared less, roaring back twice as lovely when the snow melted. What more could you ask of a rose?
Like all of my roses, I feed Golden Celebration once in the early spring, once in the late summer, and give it a seaweed treatment every 3-4 weeks. Read about my rose feed program here for the best, healthiest roses!