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'Day Breaker ™' rose Description
'Day Breaker ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Michael Mitchell
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
52 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Floribunda.
Registration name: FRYcentury
Origin:
Bred by Gareth Fryer (United Kingdom, 2003).
Introduced in United States by Edmunds' Roses in 2004 as 'Day Breaker'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Yellow and pink.  Strong, tea fragrance.  26 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Medium, double (17-25 petals), full (26-40 petals), in small clusters, exhibition bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).  Width of 3' (90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  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.  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 2007/077  on  2007   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
United States - Patent No: PP 15,334   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
2004 AARS Winner