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Shrub Rose 'Morning Has Broken'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Morning Has Broken
Additional cultivar information:(aka CLEwedding)
Hybridized by Clements
Registered or introduced: 1996
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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:

Medium yellow (my)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Other Details:

Resistant to black spot

Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

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

Durham, Connecticut

Gardeners' Notes:


On May 4, 2010, lcsully from Durham, CT wrote:

This is my first rose and it has performed beautifully. I prune it back hard (per my rose book) in April (for zone 6). After flowers fade, I prune back to the nearest 5 leaflet (also per my rose book). The large yellow flowers are beautiful and fragrant (I think they smell of green tea and rose, but I'm not an expert). It is great at repeating its blooms into fall. I transplanted it last fall to another location of the yard and I thought it was a goner, but after the April pruning (and adding a new layer of mulch), it is looking beautiful and healthy. I've also been using Rose Tone - upon initial planting (about 3 years ago), and I've decided to use it monthly during the growing season this year (as suggested on the Rose Tone bag). I've heard yellow roses are vulnerable to black spo... read more


On Apr 9, 2008, torachan from Aurora, CO wrote:

Lovely rose, survives in exposed area, hot sun, cold, and wind. It is not that fast a grower but the blooms and scent are nice. It is disease free as well and discourages insects.