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'Prairie Sunrise' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 124-362
most recent 15 DEC HIDE POSTS
Initial post 15 DEC by Rosebev
I understand that this rose is listed as "zone 4b or higher". Does anyone in zone 3b have experience with this rose? Does it survive the winter without protection? The reason why I'm asking is that one reputable greenhouse in my area lists this rose every year on its website, but doesn't sell non hardy stock with the exception of perhaps this one, so it makes me wonder.....

When I've asked the staff about this, they don't have an answer. Thanks very much!
Discussion id : 96-665
most recent 10 JUN 17 SHOW ALL
Initial post 2 JAN 17 by Badger Rose
Mine grows in part shade. I don't think it gets more than four hours of sun a day. In these conditions it stays small at about 2' and blooms maybe three times a year. Gets a touch of blackspot here and there. I can only imagine how amazing this rose would be with more sun. The flower color is a delicious creamy apricot confection. The buds are perfection as they unfurl. I prefer them up to the 3/4 open stage. They don't last long after that. The heat makes the buds open and end more quickly, too. The scent is great: strong yet not blunt, fruity, well-balanced. The Japanese Beetles appreciate the scent as much as I do. As soon as she first whispers her scent they hear her and are drawn to her. Leaves are a glossy medium green. Zone 5a.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 10 JUN 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Fantastic review! I wish more folks would report how long the blooms last on the bush .. those make good cut-flowers.
Discussion id : 81-936
most recent 2 DEC 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 2 DEC 14 by Michael Garhart
More on this rose:

I have grown it for 5 years now, both in pot and in the ground. It is essentially a floribunda classed as a shrub, and I would say is the "best apricot floribunda" I have ever seen. It essentially makes a rounded 3-4' sphere, with clusters of 1-15 blooms per cluster, depending on season.

It does have short stems. It is not like Singin' in the Rain, which has elongated stems and grows like a smaller grandiflora-type plant. This is not bad, because it gives it shape.

I have yet to see BS or mildew on it in my area.

And the fragrance! Strong, but not painfully so.

Breeders note: Stipples and odd colors in seedlings.
Discussion id : 18-102
most recent 8 JUL 14 SHOW ALL
Initial post 18 APR 07 by Unregistered Guest
You say this is 'an occasional repeart bloomer'.
When does it normally bloom in Michigan zone 5 and for how long?
How true to the color is the photo on the internet on Helpme Find roses?

Thank you. Please reply to
Reply #1 of 1 posted 8 JUL 14 by Michael Garhart
Its one of the first roses to bloom here in Oregon. It is now on its 2nd flush of blooms. It blooms 3-4 times per growing season here. It would probably bloom for 2-3 cycles in a colder climate.
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