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Royal Sunset - Large Flower Climber Rose

Royal Sunset

Large Flower Climber. Bred by Morey in USA (West Coast) in 1963.
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Use:
 
Cutting Bed
Color:
 
Apricot
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Moderate
Remontance:
 
Good
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Large - about 5 inches
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 7 - 9
Height & Width:
 
8 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 
Highly Recommended

Comments Its deep apricot flowers are redolent of carnations. They fade quickly to pale apricot, buff and ivory as they open, occasionally touching on shell pink or coral. In bud stage the form is perfect, ideal hybrid tea. As an open bloom it can occasionally take on more of an old tea rose look. Members at HMF give it solid "excellent" ratings in most categories; but we infer from these ratings that it is clearly not an exhibition rose. Similarly, ARS members give it a stellar rating. It is, therefore, practically unattainable.