Amber Queen roses are large, many-petalled, fragranced and a deep gold colour. The flowers are held in clusters - as with all floribunda roses - above its plentiful dark green, glossy foliage which is noticeably bronze when young. Because it is grown in the UK where we can control quality, Amber Queen is a healthy little rose with reasonable levels of disease resistance. It is bushy in shape but unlikely to reach 1 metre, so it is well placed if planted towards the front of the border. It can also be grown in a large container on a patio or terrace.
Tolerant of a little bit of shade, quite thorny and bred by Harness in 1984 Amber Queen immediately won the coveted title of Rose of the Year. As with so many roses, if you are looking for effect and a block of colour, then we would recommend planting in a triangular group of three with about 2-2.5 ft (60-70 cms between plants. However, because of its size and tidy habit, Amber Queen is also good as a rose to line the edge of a path. To 2.5 ft
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