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PlantFiles: Hybrid Musk, Shrub Rose
Rosa 'Daybreak'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Daybreak
Additional cultivar information: (aka Day Break)
Hybridized by Pemberton; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1918

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Hybrid Musk

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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:
Slightly Fragrant
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

Other Details:
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Pruning Instructions:
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Soil pH requirements:
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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive vossner On Apr 28, 2010, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Blooms in clusters. Opens yellow and fades to a vanilla shade. Disease resistant in my garden.

Positive hortensia On Sep 18, 2005, hortensia from Langley, BC, BC (Zone 8b) wrote:

This Pemberton Musk is earlier blooming than most of its kind. Fragrance is not as fabulous as others, but it does keep pumping out large trusses of yellow flowers which quickly fade to a beautiful soft cream. I have had no disease problems with it, the foliage is a fine glossy green and makes a nice contrast to the flowers.

I have found a lot of the original Pemberton hybrid musks do very well here on the coast. They take quite a lot of shade and seem at their best in cooler summers. The fall bloom is particularly abundant, and Daybreak is no exception in this regard.

Neutral anix On Apr 30, 2004, anix from Houston, TX wrote:

I just purchased last week so I don't have much experience with this plant yet. I have already noticed Black Spot...I guess I didn't check it out well enough before purchase. I will update on the treatment program I'm starting today and upload new pics once the neighboring day lilies open up! But so far I am very excited about the beautiful color it brings to this garden spot which is in an area of high visibility. And it looks great next to the blue/purple salvia.


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

, British Columbia
Richmond, Texas

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