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PlantFiles: Floribunda Rose
Rosa 'Sun Flare'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sun Flare
Additional cultivar information: (PP05001, aka JACjem, Sunflare)
Hybridized by Warriner; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1981

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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 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:
Tea shaped

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

Other Details:
Susceptible to mildew
Susceptible to rust
Stems are very thorny

Pruning Instructions:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding

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4 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive LEBARON4 On Jan 6, 2011, LEBARON4 from San Francisco, CA wrote:

Had two in separate 3x3 redwood containers for over ten years here in San Francisco which is cold and moist at night even in the summer. They were in full sun about 4-5 hours a day, bloomed constantly, no diseases at all. They finally petered out so am replacing with Sunsprite (a parent) and see how they do.

Positive ericabelle On May 15, 2009, ericabelle from West Plains, MO (Zone 6b) wrote:

This rose is in its second year in the ground for me. It really performed well last year, but that was nothing compared to how it is growing and blooming this year! Last year, its blooms fell apart really easily, but this year the blooms have survived several storms. And it is always covered with blooms! Black spot is a huge problem here in southern Missouri, but this rose has proven to be very resistant to it so far.

Positive GreyStork On May 27, 2007, GreyStork from Beaverton, OR (Zone 6b) wrote:

It's very wet, here, in the Portland area. Hence, fungi and aphids thrive disturbingly well. The Sun Flare is quite resistant to both, does well in partial shade, and blooms all summer long in this location.

In my experience, its survivability is better than most other varieties. Even if you should feel the need for desperate measures (such as Immunox), it will remain relatively unfazed.

Positive winging On Jul 18, 2006, winging from Cincinnati, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

This floribunda is doing well in dappled sun and has been resistant to black spot. Lovely yellow colored blooms, although they do tend to shatter easily.

Neutral punaheledp On Jul 5, 2004, punaheledp from Kailua, HI (Zone 11) wrote:

just recently planted my bare root and it's budding leaves. Will see how it does here in zone 11.

Neutral Paulwhwest On May 15, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bred in the United States. Won the Japan Gold Medal in 1981, the All-America Rose Selection in 1983, the Portland Gold Medal in 1985, the Floribunda (One Bloom) award from Tri-City Rose Society in 1999, and the Floribunda Spray award eight times from 1998-2001.

Seed: Sunsprite
Pollen: Seedling


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

Castro Valley, California
Cazadero, California
San Francisco, California (2 reports)
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Melbourne, Florida
Marietta, Georgia
Waterloo, Iowa
Grosse Ile, Michigan
West Plains, Missouri
Las Vegas, Nevada
Cincinnati, Ohio
Beaverton, Oregon
Grants Pass, Oregon
Rowlett, Texas
Cathan, Washington

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