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PlantFiles: Shrub Rose
Rosa 'Morden Sunrise'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Morden Sunrise
Additional cultivar information: (PP13969, Canadian Parkland Series)
Hybridized by Davidson & Collicutt; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:
Yellow blend (yb)
Apricot and apricot blend (ab)
Orange pink (op)
Light pink (lp)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

Other Details:
Resistant to black spot
Resistant to mildew

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
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5 positives
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Peonyann On Apr 16, 2011, Peonyann from Plainfield, IN wrote:

This is the best performing rose I've ever had. Absolutely no black spot or any other problem and 3 reliable blooming periods: spring, early summer, late summer or early fall. It has gone thru cold spring, no spring, wet spring, summer drought. The first bloom is the best and most prolific. Mine has grown to 5 feet and I get many, many compliments on it.

Neutral Glenn3 On Jul 8, 2010, Glenn3 from Camden, ME wrote:

First blooms are nice, but later ones sometimes small and misshapened. Look out for blackspot.

Positive kcs_mom On Feb 4, 2010, kcs_mom from Noble County, IN (Zone 5b) wrote:

My Morden Sunrise became one of my favorites just because it is easy to care for. I don't recall any blackspot on this rose, even though I had a touch of it on some others in my garden. I can't detect a smell on this flower, to me that is it's only weak spot.
Mine is planted in the windiest spot in my garden, blows right on it off of the lake. Maybe that is why it was disease free.
I also didn't get around to watering it's bed last year, dry leaves may have helped.

Negative Marlina On Aug 11, 2009, Marlina from Blaine, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:

I had this Rose last year and pulled it out because of Black Spot and bought another this year and planted it because I loved the flowers. Next year if it doesn't come back I won't be heart broken.Why, because it is a everyday battle against that dreaded black spot it is extremely suseptable. I sprayed ,I gave it a systemic and even though I destroyed the bad leaves and did all that it still constantly got it. Not Worth It AT ALL.Plant something else.....

Positive vcheryle On May 12, 2007, vcheryle from Milwaukee, WI wrote:

This is by far my favorite rose. It's variance in color from first blooming to the spent blossom is fun to watch, although it's at it's best in my opinion at first. It reminds me of Betty Boop but less flashy and more exquisite with a delicate beauty. Mine had a lot of blackspot last summer, more than any other rose in my garden. It didn't get as much sun as it should've and more air circulation would've helped. She was definitely worth the blackspot battling that went on so much of the summer. *We have very humid summers here in southeastern WI, by the lake.

Positive greenjay On Aug 21, 2006, greenjay from Centennial, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:

Smells like lemon-drop candy to me! This is one of my favorites based on the color (excellent) and scent.

Positive Joan On Jun 19, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

A beautiful, compact little rose bush. It dies back to the snowline every winter, but blooms in June from new growth and continues to bloom until frost.

A Canadian Parkland Series Rose introduced in 1999


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Jose, California
Plainfield, Indiana
Barbourville, Kentucky
Camden, Maine
Hutchinson, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
South Jordan, Utah
Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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