Whether it's named for the metal or the beautiful State is hard to say. But, no matter what, the lasting deep yellow color of the big pointed buds and large finely-formed flowers is certainly a beauty to behold. The glossy ­polished dark green leaves make the blooms sparkle all the more. Cool conditions improve color & size.

General Information

  • Class Hybrid Tea
  • Plant Habit Medium
  • Growth Habit Upright
  • Plant Height 5' to 6' 7"
  • Plant Width 4'
  • Foliage Color Glossy, dark green
  • Flower Color Deep yellow-gold?
  • Flower Size Large
  • Flower Form Double
  • Petal Count 30 to 35
  • Parentage Picadilly x Colour Wonder
  • Hybridizer Mathias Tantau, Jr.
  • Intro Year 1975
  • Introduced By Jackson & Perkins Co.
  • AARS Winner AARS—1975