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'Day Breaker ™' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 60-019
most recent 12 MAR 16 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 14 DEC 11 by Fredrik
After REALLY searching, this rose is no longer available in Europe. None of the listed nurseries in the US ship this rose to Europe. Fryer's have no reference to it on their website either, despite of its apparent excellent qualities... Hortico appears to be the one remaining option for Europeans.
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Reply #1 of 5 posted 14 DEC 11 by Rupert, Kim L.
I know it's a totally different climate, but here in Southern California, this rose wasn't very interesting. Whether or not it was healthy enough, I couldn't say, but the flowers held their color for a few minutes before fading to dishwater. It didn't remain a first line rose here very long, either.
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Reply #2 of 5 posted 20 DEC 11 by CarolynB
Here on the border of the S.F. Bay Area / Central Valley, Day Breaker has been a chameleon for me. Every spring when it blooms, the colors are somewhat different from the previous year. There have been a couple of times when the color was pale and somewhat drab, but mostly the colors have been more vibrant here. And it has been a healthy rose for me -- even though it's right next to a rose that gets bad mildew and blackspot every spring, my Day Breaker gets only a little mildew in early spring, and almost no blackspot.
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Reply #3 of 5 posted 26 DEC 11 by Fredrik
Thanks! Seems to be as healthy as reported then but with somewhat dubious colour consistency.
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Reply #5 of 5 posted 12 MAR 16 by Michael Garhart
Mine blackspotted badly here in Oregon. It was gone after its first year. Totally intolerable for an AARS winner.

Pretty plant though....when it has foliage, lol.
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Reply #4 of 5 posted 26 DEC 11 by Fredrik
You have probably explained the reason why it is no longer easily available, Kim. Got myself a couple of Sheila's Perfume instead for testing a season or two. But I saw this other rose that I really wanted to identify but to no avail. It is sold in the US as 'Surprise'.
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