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'Sunset Celebration ™' rose Description
'Warm Wishes' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jay-Jay
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
95 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: FRYxotic
Exhibition name: Sunset Celebration ™
Origin:
Bred by Gareth Fryer (United Kingdom, 1993).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 1994 as 'Sunset Celebration'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
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).
Growing:
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).  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1998/024  on  1998   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
European Union - Patent No: 280  on  2 Aug 1996
Application No: 19950280  on  22 Aug 1995
Holder:Fryer's Nurseries, Ltd. Denomination approved: FRYXOTIC.
First commercialisation inside EU: 1/11/1993.
Expires December 1, 2018.
 
New Zealand - Patent No: 1270  on  18 Jul 1997
 
United States - Patent No: PP 9,718  on  3 Dec 1996   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/564,798  on  29 Nov 1995
Parentage:
Notes:
Fryer's Roses says Warm Wishes 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.