Sunset Celebration

 Hybrid Tea.

Coral, peach shading.  Strong, fruity, opinions vary fragrance.  35 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 5.5″.  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, exhibition, high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.

Medium, upright.  Large, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.
Height of 31″ to 4′ (80 to 120 cm).  Width of 2′ to 28″ (60 to 70 cm).

USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Produces decorative hips.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you’ll probably find you’ll have to prune a little more than that.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary – Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).

Bred by Gareth Fryer


seed: Pot O’Gold
pollen: Seedling × Cheshire Life

Fryer’s Roses says Sunset Celebration is an appealing and gorgeous soft peachy coral. The flowers are highly fragrant, large, and exquisitely formed… this rose had already received eleven international awards when in 1998 it was awarded the Golden Roses of the Hague — only the second Hybrid Tea to win this award since the famous ‘Peace’ rose in 1965…
This rose celebrates the 100th anniversary of Sunset magazine.

Buy it HERE.