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'Sunset' rose Description
'Sunset (tea, Henderson, 1883)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Brian M. Acosta
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
6 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Tea.
Registration name: Sunset
Origin:
Discovered by Peter Henderson (United States, 1883).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1911 as 'Sunset'.
Class:
Tea.  
Bloom:
Orange - yellow, pink shading.  Strong fragrance.  50 to 60 petals.  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, globular bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Large, long sepals, long buds.  
Habit:
Upright, well-branched.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Notes:
'Sunset' in commerce now is not the original rose.
The original 'Sunset' had deeply serrated foliage, similar to its parent.
 
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