Rosa 'Tahitian Sunset' flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 5 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4b
Group/Class: Hybrid Tea Rose
A little slice of paradise; this brightly-hued hybrid tea features splendid blossoms starting from high centered orange yellow buds and open to a peachy-pink with yellow highlights; it will make a strong focal point in the garden or along borders
Tahitian Sunset Rose features showy fragrant peach flowers with pink overtones and yellow centers at the ends of the branches from early summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has attractive dark green foliage which emerges red in spring. The glossy oval compound leaves are highly ornamental and turn yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Tahitian Sunset Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Tahitian Sunset Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Tahitian Sunset Rose will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.