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'Day Breaker ™' rose Description
'Day Breaker ™ (floribunda, Fryer 2003)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Johno
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
67 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Floribunda.
Registration name: FRYcentury
Origin:
Bred by Gareth Fryer (1948-....) (United Kingdom, before 2003).
Introduced in United States by Edmunds' Roses in 2004 as 'Day Breaker'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  

Height: 3' to 5' (90 to 150cm).  Width: 3' (90cm).
Growing:
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.  
Patents:
Australia - Patent No: AU3675P  on  18 Dec 2008
Application No: 2007/077  on  9 Mar 2007   VIEW PBR PATENT
First sold in USA in Nov 2004.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 15,334  on  16 Nov 2004   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 10/693,273  on  24 Oct 2003
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
2004 AARS Winner