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'Amber Sunset' rose Description
'Amber Sunset' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Mander, George
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Orange blend Miniature.
Registration name: MANamsun
Exhibition name: Amber Sunset
Bred by George Mander (Canada, 1996).
Introduced in Canada by Select Roses in 1996 as 'Amber Sunset'.
Orange blend, yellow reverse.  None / no fragrance.  40 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Small to medium, high-centered, reflexed bloom form.  Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Height of 16" to 20" (40 to 50 cm).  Width of 10" to 1' (25 to 30 cm).
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower.  Flowers drop off cleanly.  requires full sun for best color.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, susceptible to blackspot , very mildew resistant.  Cut back one-half every year..  Feed this rose well.  
Breeder's notes:
New Miniatures and Mini-Floras
By Susan Clingenpeel

Reprinted from the April 2002 edition of the Potomac Rose Society newsletter.

Miniature ‘Amber Sunset’ . This is the third of sister seedlings to be introduced by George Mander. It follows Glowing Amber and Golden Beryl (all three are sister seedlings). The hybridizer held this one so it could compete in the Award of Excellence (AOE) trials. It apparently just missed the award. Like its predecessors, the bush grows low producing mainly solitary blooms of yellow/amber that turn more orange/red in direct sun. Introduced in the US in 2001.

NOTE : By George Mander ,
‘Amber Sunset’ came in # 5 out of 15 entries in the “Award of Excellence” trials.
The first three received the “AOE Award”, so it needed just a few more points to win the award.
I have been told by some who live near ‘AOE’ test gardens, that the plants sent to those six AOE trials were very small. AOE allows to send miniature plants in 5 “ pots.
Had I send minis to those trials I would have grown them on in 5 inch square pots, which have even more volume than round pots ! Then the plants would have had a much better start and possibly a chance to score better.
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