Rosa 'Medallion' is a member of the group of roses known as hybrid teas. It features lightly fragrant, apricot-colored flowers throughout the growing season, and like other members of this class, is susceptible to powdery mildew, black spot, and winter kill in the Chicago area. Select a planting site in full sun with good air movement (not up against a house or group of shrubs), and interplant this hybrid tea rose with a combination of perennials and groundcovers to lessen these diseases. Japanese beetles can be handpicked and plopped into a bucket containing a small amount of gasoline, and aphids can be controlled by strong blasts from a water hose, whenever their populations begin to rise.
Despite their pests and diseases, hybrid tea roses remain the most popular class of roses, due to their long, pointed buds and continuous flowering habit. The elegant flower buds and flowering characteristics are descended from an ancestral rose species that, unfortunately, was not resistant to black spot or powdery mildew. Despite efforts of rose breeders spanning centuries, only modest improvements in pest resistance have been achieved.
May - June, July - August, September - October
Screen/Hedge, Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies