'Sunshine' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Robert Neil Rippetoe
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Orange blend Polyantha.
Exhibition name: Sunshine
Orange - yellow, apricot shading, ages to white . Mild, sweet fragrance. Small, double (17-25 petals), in small clusters bloom form. Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season. Ovoid buds.
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden. 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.
See References for questions about the breeder of this rose. The first Modern Roses in 1930 listed Wm. Cutbush & Son as the originator of 'Sunshine.' Subsequent Modern Roses editions evolved to reflect Marcel Robichon as the breeder and Cutbush as the introducer.