Golden Buddha is a compact grower to about 3 feet X 3 feet, lushly foliated with deep green leaves that make a full, dense shrub. The blooms are produced almost continuously, even in hot weather and they are richly scented of ripe apricots. Each bloom is approximately 3.5 inches in diameter and have the luminosity of silk tinted with orange juice, almost pearlescent. It flowers singly and in clusters of five or more. In the cooler weather of Spring and Fall, the coloring of ‘Golden Buddha’ is often more yellow-gold in hue; in the heat of Summer, it deepens to the more orange-apricot you see here. Friends who have grown it for testing have been pleased with its color and overall performance. It is a rose that is guaranteed to remain compact and bloom well. Photo and Text Copyright 2007 by Paul Barden Note: We know that Golden Buddha is hardy to Zone 7. We would like our customers in cooler areas who order it to let us know more about its performance in their Zones.
Introduced in 2006.