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'Sunfire' rose Description
'Sunfire' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jibby
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
JACko
HMF Ratings:
20 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Orange or orange-red Floribunda.
Registration name: JACko
Origin:
Bred by William A. Warriner (United States, 1974).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 1974 as 'Sunfire'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Orange-red.  Mild fragrance.  Medium, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, exhibition, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, upright.  Large, leathery foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 3,510   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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