Rosa ‘Golden Wings’

single yellow modern rose

Outstanding Qualities

Golden Wings' is a photographer's dream due to its large, clear, almost single, pale golden flowers, with marmalade stamens, as rosarian Christine Allen likes to describe them. The flowers seem set to take flight from the matte, light green leaves. They develop from long, pointed buds and are borne singly or in clusters. Sweetly scented, the flowers of 'Golden Wings' appear from June until October, and can be used in arrangements. In autumn 'Golden Wings' produces apple-green hips.

Colors & Combos

Great Plant Combinations: Combine in a mixed border, with such companions as Spiraea japonica 'Gold Mound', blue and purple flowering perennials. 'Golden Wings' is robust enough to support a small-growing clematis once it has been established for a few years.

Great Color Contrasts: blue, dark green, purple, pink

Great Color Partners: rose, lavender, purple

Culture Notes

This vigorous rose flowers best in full sun with rich well-drained or sandy soil, but it will tolerate clay if the drainage is adequate. It is a heavy feeder and benefits from a regular application of fertilizer. Provide regular watering during dry weather to encourage lush growth and repeat flowering. It can be lightly pruned in the late fall or early winter to protect from winter wind damage. Major pruning to develop the shape of the plant should be done in early spring when the leaves are beginning to show green. It has good disease resistance.

© Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

Quick Facts

Plant Type: shrub

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 5 ft. 0 in. (1.52 m.)

Plant Width/Spread: 4 ft. 0 in. (1.22 m.)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 9

Flower Color: yellow

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: regular watering