'RÍve d'Or'

(Pronounced: REHV dohr)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Rêve d'Or'

'RÍve d'Or'

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'RÍve d'Or' is a valuable and distinctive yellow climbing rose with beautiful semi-double, pendulous, large butterscotch-peach flowers. It blooms early and often with a particularly nice display in the fall.

 

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'RÍve d'Or' is an extraordinary rose that blooms prolifically and repeatedly.

 

'RÍve d'Or'

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The large (4") blooms are a warm peachy butterscotch color, and are fantastic when backlighted.

 

'RÍve d'Or'

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The blooms are cupped and double.

 

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'RÍve d'Or' is what I call a well-manered climber that will scramble nicely up a pillar and cover it with fragrant blooms.

 

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Even the bees enjoy 'RÍve d'Or' in the spring and summer.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

The name of 'RÍve d'Or' means 'Dreams of Gold', and it really lives up to its name. The large (3" to 4"), loosely double, fragrant blooms are a wonderful golden-buff yellow shade, and repeat all season with particularly good spring and fall displays.

The growth habit is mannerly, but vigorous, and the foliage is rich green and abundant, with sharp thorns. 'RÍve d'Or'was voted one of the greatest roses of all times by members of the American Rose Society.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:

OGR

 
CLASS:

N

 
SEED
PARENT:

Mme. Schultz seedling.  

POLLEN
PARENT:

Unknown  

BREEDER:

Ducher  

INTRODUCED:

'RÍve d'Or' was introduced in 1869 in France by Ducher  

DATE:

1869 [ France ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    10 '     to    18 '           Width:    5 '     to    5 '



'RÍve d'Or' is a vigorous, but well manered, climbing rose with many laterals. It grows to heights of 10' - 15'.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is medium green and semi-glossy. The immature foliage is copper colored.. The canes are sometimes reported to be nearly thornless which makes it easy to work with.

However this is not the case with all specimens. The thorns are large, red, and hooked.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

R - Repeat. 'RÍve d'Or' starts blooming in early March in the Texas Hill Country and continues blooming in diminished cycles through the summer.

The fall flush is nearly as strong as the spring display. The spring display is the best and can be absolutely spectacular.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    4.00"      to      4.00"           Cluster Size:    3      to      5           Petal Count:    25 to 35          

'RÍve d'Or' flowers are large (3" - 4"), semi-double, pendulous, and globular, and occur in clusters of 3 - 5 flowers on numerous laterals.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

'RÍve d'Or' blooms open a beautiful light beige-butterscotch-yellow and fade to a creamy peach yellow.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

VF - Very fragrant. 'RÍve d'Or' has a pleasing, slightly fruity fragrance.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 6 - 9  

CULTURE:

'RÍve d'Or' is rather tender and prefers a sheltered position with full sun. It is very disease resistant and makes a fine wall plant.

 
PROPAGATION:

'RÍve d'Or' is easily propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Requires sunny location to thrive
    ** Makes good cut flowers
    ** Suitable for growing in pots
    ** Suitable for growing in greenhouses
    ** Availability is limited

'RÍve d'Or' is very disease resistant and makes a fine wall plant.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

The color of 'RÍve d'Or' mixes particularly well with the rich pinks of Zephirine Drouhin and Madame Isaac Pereire.

 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 496.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 503.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, pp. 25, 378.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 24.

Druitt, Liz. The Organic Rose Garden. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company. 1996, pp. 103, 168.

Welch, William C.. Antique Roses for the South. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1990, pp. 67, 70, 121, 144.

Welch, William C.. Perennial Garden Color. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1989, pp. 218, 238-239.