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'Sunset Celebration ™' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 51-199
most recent 2 MAR 11 SHOW ALL
Initial post 29 DEC 10 by CarolynB
Can anyone tell me how Sunset Celebration does in a hot climate? I see that it was bred in England, so I hesitate to try growing it in zone 9. Do the flowers or leaves burn in hot weather? (I have a couple of roses whose flowers shrivel and leaves get brown edges as soon as summer weather arrives, and I don't want to end up with more of those.) Also, is Sunset Celebration very thorny?
Reply #1 of 1 posted 2 MAR 11 by Jay-Jay
I'm sorry to react so late, but I live in zone 6b.
I react because this rose is growing at my place in full sun in front of the brick house-wall and is surrounded by stone pavement.
Even though it became a lot of sun the last two years, (and it gets very hot at that place) it never got burned or shriveled petals!
It's a beautiful rose, but one would expect/like more fragrance!
It is very disease resistant at my place.
The first years, at least, it needs some watering.
Maybe some HMF site-visitors, from hotter zones, can supplete this reaction?
Discussion id : 50-129
most recent 28 NOV 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 28 NOV 10 by York Rose
The Montreal Botanical Garden recommends this rose as resistant to blackspot, powdery mildew, and rust:

I assume this means that (probably with protection) this rose is at least somewhat winter hardy in Montreal, far north of zone 7.
Discussion id : 38-437
most recent 7 AUG 09 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 7 AUG 09 by monimoni
sunset celebration was a potted rose i got at a local walmart. The huge bloom and apricot blend is what caught my eye. A beautiful full rose, a wonderful blend of peach outer petals opening to apricot on a strong stemed high centered rose. Great for cutting. Staying power in a vase for several days. slightly scented. This one is a keeper. Flushes quickly after spent bloom is removed.
Discussion id : 15-882
most recent 31 AUG 07 SHOW ALL
Initial post 9 JAN 07 by Waldort
My plant, now about 5 years old, has very low bloom production, though it's in a good morning/mid-day sun location. Any suggestions?
Reply #1 of 2 posted 24 MAR 07 by BAM
I am in the mid atlantic region, northern edge of zone 7. I find this rose take short rests between flushes of bloom, but it blooms repeatedly all summer into the late fall. Roses will stop growing in during a hot dry summer, and wait for moisturre and more moderate temps. Evaluate your watering. Water well once a week when it is hot and dry, or twice if you have sandy soil low in organic matter like we do here. Mulch, it conserves water, moderates soil temps, and is overall very beneficial. Fertilize once a month with a liquid fertilizer, or better yet every 2 weeks at half strength untill late summer.

I am assuming you control diseases and insects!

Be a little patient, the bush does seem to take short rests between flushes.

Reply #2 of 2 posted 31 AUG 07 by Warski
Don't know where you live, but seems like she gets enough sun - 4 to 5 hours? Have you tried Epsom Salts on occasion or a boost on occasion of something like liquid kelp? Holding back on feeding schedules helps too (maybe two weeks or so). Sometimes this startles the plant into reacting favorably, when you finally do resume fertilizing. Changing fertilizers might make a difference too. Magna gro is a great soluble, even has a little water penetrant in it. See if any of the above might help. Break a leg!
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