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'Kaimai Sunset' rose Description
'Kaimai Sunset' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Johno
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
6 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Russet Large-Flowered Climber.
Registration name: Somtabco
Origin:
Bred by Rob Somerfield (New Zealand, before 2002).
Introduced in New Zealand by Glenavon Roses Ltd. in 2002 as 'Kaimai Sunset'.
Class:
Climber, Large-Flowered Climber.  
Bloom:
Russet.  Terracott orange, fading.  None / no fragrance.  17 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Small to medium, double (17-25 petals), in small clusters bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Habit:
Tall, bushy, climbing.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 9' 10" to 11½' (300 to 350 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for exhibition, garden, hedge or pillar.  Prefers cool sites..  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Prune dead wood.  Prune lightly until this rose gets established (about two years), then prune it back by about a third..  Remove unproductive wood every third year or so.  
Breeder's notes:
Very unique color.
Notes:
Color: light russet upper, dark russet reverse. Rob Somerfield, 2002
 
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