Strike It Rich
A modern version of the classic 1950 AARS award-winner Sutter's Gold, Strike It Rich esembles its famous ancestor with stron spicy fragrance and elegant buds of deep golden-yellow swirled with ruby red. Yet this contemporary cousin is much easier to grow because of its great disease-resistance and strong natural vigor. This true grandiflora bears loads of long-stemmed blossoms offset by very dark green leaves and unusual deep red stems.
A medium-tall upright bush, Strike It Rich boasts clustes of voluptuous double and informal flowers that are up to 5-inches in diameter with approximately 30 petals each. The flowers are long-lived and retain their blend of gold, orange and red tones to the very end. The blooms are stunning in a bouquet or in the landscape.
|Plant Habit||Medium tall|
|Growth Habit||Upright bushy|
|Foliage Color||Dark green with red stems|
|Hardiness||Zone 5, Zone 4 with winter protection|
|Flower Color||Deep golden yellow, swirled and kissed with ruby red|
|Bud Form||Very long, pointed and elegant|
|Flower Form||Double and informal|
|Flower Size||up to 5 inches|
|Petal Count||Approx. 30|
|Fragrance||Strong, sweet spice and fruit|
|Parentage||CHRiscinn x Mellow Yellow|