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most recent 10 MAR 18 SHOW ALL
Initial post 14 JAN 10 by Mark Henning
Morden Sunrise is one of my favorite hardy shrubs. It has such a beautiful, simple blossom; Sunrise was a very apt name. There are a few issues that you should know before you chose this cultivar:

1) In the twin cities area of MN we have a species of blackspot that defoliates Morden Sunrise before any of my other roses. In fact, it acts as an early indicator plant for the garden. Depending on your area of the country, you may have to spray diligently to keep any of the beautiful dark green foliage after July.

2) Though Morden Sunrise is definitely crown hardy in zone 4, in 3 winters not a single cane survived the winter; however this cultivar is very vigorous and threw surprisingly thick canes and was in bloom with the rest of the garden, so don't panic in the spring if you have to prune to the ground.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 14 JAN 10 by HMF Admin
Wonderfully useful information - thanks !
Reply #3 of 2 posted 10 MAR 18 by Jerilin
I am in zone 4b/5a and my Morden sunrise also dies to the ground every winter but comes back to be about a 2.5x2.5 feet bush. Also here in northeast Iowa it also suffers horridly from black spot almost every spring and early summer during the rainy periods though the plant doesn’t seem to be bothered by this much.
most recent 8 MAR 18 SHOW ALL
Initial post 6 OCT 12 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Chicago Peace is the Queen of Roses: the bloom so big and gorgeous that it's a centerpiece in any garden. One drawback: it's quite thorny, but the bush is compact so the risk is low.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 8 MAR 18 by Jerilin
How is this rose for winter hardiness in zone 5a? Still loving it? Thanks
most recent 6 JUN 17 SHOW ALL
Initial post 14 APR 17 by Jerilin
Not sure why only Fair+ rating. Mine from High Country roses is doing exceptionally well in zone 5a-upper midwest-NE Iowa. Made it through zone 5a winter extremely well (with surviving cane) for a grandiflora that was a very small plant planted late last season and is leafing out with vigor this spring. Can't comment on rebloom yet. This is a fragranced rose to my nose-spicy fruity!! High Country roses rates it as having spicy fruity moderate-strong fragrance also. Appears vigorous on its own roots.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 20 MAY 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Agree with Jerilin: ANNA'S PROMISE DOES HAVE A NICE FRAGRANCE as OWN-ROOT. HMF Myrosetime from California alkaline-clay also e-mailed me about Anna's scent. My first bloom has a nice fruity scent, stronger than my other oranges: Crown Princess Magareta, King Arthur's, and Strike it Rich.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 6 JUN 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thank you, Jerlin, for informing folks of the roses that survive zone 5a winter. I ordered Anna's Promise from Roses Unlimited summer sale, $12 per gallon own-root, which started in June. Their roses are sold out fast, best to e-mail them:
most recent 2 JUN 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 2 JUN 17 by Jerilin
How is this rose for cold hardiness? I'm in zone 4b/5a and had great luck with it's two parents Graham Thomas and Distant Drums so am leaning towards trying it however the cold hardy ratings by 3 other voters only show good and not excellent so I'm looking for some input before purchasing from some 4 and 5 zoners--thanks.
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