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'Alpine Sunset ®' rose Description
'Alpine Sunset ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of jjmete
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
29 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Alpine Sunset ®
Origin:
Bred by Roger Pawsey (United Kingdom, 1973).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Cants of Colchester Ltd. in 1974 as 'Alpine Sunset'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Apricot or apricot blend.  Strong fragrance.  30 petals.  Large, full (26-40 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).  Width of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  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) .  
Notes:
Some question about parentage, see References. (Grandpa Dickson is synonymous with Irish Gold.)


Armstrong Garden Centers describes the color of the flowers as pink with a warm yellow base...

 
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