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'Sundowner' rose Description
'Sundowner' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion (Decobug)
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
30 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Grandiflora.
Registration name: Sundowner
Exhibition name: Sundowner
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1978).
Introduced in United States by Edmunds' Roses as 'MACcheup'.
Class:
Grandiflora.  
Bloom:
Apricot or apricot blend.  Amber to deep apricot. Golden orange..  Mild to strong, fruity fragrance.  35 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, upright.  Large, dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 39" to 8' 2" (100 to 250 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower.  Rain tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  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) .  
Patents:
New Zealand - Patent No: PP99  on  8 Sep 1980
Application No: ROS093  on  21 Jun 1979
Trade Name: Sundowner. PVR Terminated September 8, 1990.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 4,309   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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