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PlantFiles: Grandiflora Rose
Rosa 'Sundowner'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sundowner
Additional cultivar information: (aka MACcheup)
Hybridized by McGredy-Edmunds; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1978

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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Bloom Color:
Apricot and apricot blend (ab)
Orange and orange blend (ob)

Bloom Shape:
Tea shaped

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

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

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Other Details:
Susceptible to mildew

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

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
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2 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive genshiro On Apr 19, 2013, genshiro from Whitby
Canada wrote:

Sundowner is a nice rose. My dad has had one in his garden in Whitby Ontario for several years now and it overwinters nicely here with minimal protection (ie: against a south facing wall).

Positive FLOWER_FANATIC On Apr 12, 2013, FLOWER_FANATIC from Columbus, OH wrote:

UNBELIEVABLE!!! Zone 5. Got this in bare root bag for about $4 in Walmart spring of 2012. I planted bare root in wooden whiskey barrel and then waited . . .When it seemed like this rose wood never form blooms: voila! in July or August I had beautiful deep orange fragrant blooms. It looks a lot like "Cali Sue"'s picture posted here. And added plus: It overwintered just fine in that whiskey barrel uncovered, and is now sending out new leaves. You won't be dissapointed.


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

El Mirage, Arizona
San Leandro, California
Columbus, Ohio
Knoxville, Tennessee
Santa Fe, Texas

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