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'Autumn Sunset' rose Description
'Autumn Sunset (climber, Lowe 1986)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rozanna Tamplin's Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
54 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Shrub.
Origin:
Discovered by Malcolm ("Mike") Lowe (United States, 1986).
Introduced in United States by Lowe's Roses Historic Archive in 1987 as 'Autumn Sunset'.
Class:
Climber, Large-Flowered Climber, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Apricot, orange blending, golden-yellow blending.  Strong, fruity fragrance.  20 to 25 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, bushy, climbing.  Medium, glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 4' 11" to 12' (150 to 365 cm).  Width of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for cut flower, garden, landscape or pillar.  Can be trained as a climber.  produces decorative hips.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Notes:
(From the 1997/1998 Edmunds Catalog:) a hardy, fragrant new climber in this color class because there are no others. Apricot gold clusters with a rich, fruity fragrance and wonderful glossy, dark green foliage that is especially resistant to blackspot. It's finally the perfect rose for Midwest and East Coast [US] gardeners that want a yellow climber that will live through the winter. It is a sport of 'Westerland'.
 
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