Orange was the "it"of the late sixties, early seventies. And each of the Gamble medal winners from 1966, 1968, and 1970 luxuriate it in.
Sutter’s is one of Herbert C. Swim’s most famous cultivars. It was introduced by Armstrong Nursery in California in 1946. The blossoms feature heavy veining that becomes more apparent the cooler the temperature is outside.
The fragrance is equally unique with rosa centifolia and quince, reminiscent of granny smith apple and carrot. A fragrance in the same fruity floral family is Very Good Girl by Carolina Herrera.
I sadly lost this rose last year and I have been trying to find it ever since. It is the ultimate package; a showstopper, one of those roses whose beauty is never quite captured in photos, and fragrance to boot. It was hybridized in 1963 by Robert V. Lindquist. It was only a matter of time before this cultivar took the Gamble, as its mama was previous winner Tiffany.
The fragrance is a spicy damask in the floral oriental family. A similar fragrance is Paris – Paris by Chanel.
The 2022 Utah Rosarian Survey revealed that this cultivar is Utah's 3rd most favorite. Hybridized by German company Tantau in 1956, it ranges from coral to dark orange.
But the fragrance! Oh my the fragrance! It's what keeps rosarians coming back for more. The scent profile is damask with the fruitiness of cucumber, the musk of a tomato vine, and a teensy bit of earthy nutmeg. Solid fruity floral. Chance Eau Tendre by Chanel has similar notes.
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