Bred by Paolino, France, 1978 with the climbing version also introduced by Meilland in 1991 this magnificent rose is one of the significant heralds that Spring is sprung and once Gold Bunny starts flowering, it literally does not stop. There is an abundance of large, fluffy and warm golden yellow blooms which fade to cream on a short bush with lush mid-green, healthy foliage.
Gold Bunny is an ideal standard rose because it is a moderate grower with a lovely urn-shaped growth habit.
This is definitely a rose which loves attention in the form of regular fertilizing and foliage applications of liquid seaweed – if you treat this rose with the loving it deserves, it will reward you by being the biggest show-off. The fertilizer should be applied while Gold Bunny is in full flower and that way, she doesn’t collapse under the pressure of producing such a magnificent display of blooms … but sheds cleanly and presses on to produce the next round of flowers.
- Extraordinarily free flowering golden yellow blooms throughout the season
- Ideal for borders and as a standard rose
- Stunning climbing rose
- Very healthy enjoying copious feeding and TLC
The generally sunny, dry and hot conditions of the Australian garden are particularly well suited to planting roses and roses flourish in our gardens when you take measures to provide the following:
WATER – Roses are very deep rooted plants and require one good, deep soaking at least every 10 days in hot and dry conditions.
FEED – Because roses flower throughout all but the Winter season, they should be regularly fertilized with quality (preferably organic) fertilizer which contains a balance of major nutrients (NPK) and trace elements. The fertilizer should be applied at least once a month – small amount often – with fortnightly applications of liquid seaweed over the foliage.
PRUNE – During Winter, 70% of the rose plant should be pruned and all old wood removed back to the crown and the bush pruned to shape.
During the flowering seasons, 25% of all flowering stems should be cut back after flowering to encourage strong re-growth.
MULCH – Particular attention to application of lucerne or pea straw directly around the root-zone of each rose will enhance the overall health of the rose and then the whole bed should be mulched to 75mm with any other mulch medium available.