'Sundowner' rose Description
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Apricot or apricot blend Grandiflora.
Registration name: Sundowner
Exhibition name: Sundowner
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.
Tall, upright. Large, dark green, leathery foliage.
Height of 39" to 8' 2" (100 to 250 cm).
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) .
Sundowner - Macche. Nicknamed Check Up
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