'Glowing Amber' is a very prolific, vigorous bush that is easy to grow. Plant height here on the west coast about 50 to 60cm, and about 30 to 40cm across. Although my reports from California indicate 3 feet or 90cm high and roughly 18 to 24 inches across (45 to 60cm).
Disease resistance is above average as Glowing Amber (and all other roses of mine introduced!) can go at least a month without spraying a fungicide. About 90% of all other roses on the market have to be sprayed at least every 10 to 14 days to keep mildew and blackspot under control.
As far as blooms and flowering period goes, Glowing Amber repeats very fast and is always in bloom until the first frost. The blooms have elegant high centres that give it great exhibition potential. The 'star-shaped' blooms open very slowly, even in 38 degree C (100 degree F) heat as reported from Arizona. Blooms are very rain resistant, more than most other roses.
Here is a report from California, where it does not rain very much: "I have just recently discovered, that 'Glowing Amber' does not mind the rain, like a duck in the water."
Glowing Amber is one of the top exhibition roses in the
world and has won hundreds of trophies in the last 6 years in Canada,
in England. I have won 50 trophies myself in Canada and the USA. Here
in the Pacific N.W. it is now the No.1 exhibition rose and in other parts
of the USA, it is rated No.3 & 4.
At an English show, some visitors were asking, "Is that a porcelain rose?" (artificial) because of its brilliant color combination. Some english judges remarked, "You have to have Glowing Amber in order to win!!!"
Glowing Amber is also a "very good garden rose" as it ranks #4 to #5 now, out of about 80 to 100 miniature rose varieties carried by most miniature nurseries in the USA. It produces very long and straight stems, ideal for cut flowers to display indoors.