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'Day Breaker ™' rose Description
'Day Breaker ™ (floribunda, Fryer 2003)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cynthia Wilber
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Apricot or apricot blend Floribunda.
Registration name: FRYcentury
Bred by Gareth Fryer (1948-....) (United Kingdom, before 2003).
Introduced in United States by Edmunds' Roses in 2004 as 'Day Breaker'.
Yellow and pink.  Mild to strong, tea fragrance.  26 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), in small clusters, exhibition bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Medium, bushy.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).  Width of 3' (90 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  
Australia - Application No: 2007/077  on  2007   VIEW PBR PATENT
United States - Patent No: PP 15,334  on  16 Nov 2004   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 10/693,273  on  24 Oct 2003
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