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'Sunshine' rose Description
'Sunshine (polyantha, Robichon/Cutbush, 1927)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jeri Jennings
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
19 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Orange blend Polyantha.
Exhibition name: Sunshine
Origin:
Bred by Altin Robichon (France, 1926).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Wm. Cutbush & Son in 1927 as 'Sunshine'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1930 as 'Sunshine'.
Class:
Polyantha.  
Bloom:
Orange - yellow, apricot shading, ages to white .  Mild, sweet fragrance.  Small, double (17-25 petals), in small clusters bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Short.  Glossy foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  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.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
See References for questions about the breeder of this rose. The first Modern Roses in 1930 listed Wm. Cutbush & Son as the originator of 'Sunshine.' Subsequent Modern Roses editions evolved to reflect Marcel Robichon as the breeder and Cutbush as the introducer.
 
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