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PlantFiles: Floribunda Rose
Rosa 'Day Breaker'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Day Breaker
Additional cultivar information: (PP15334, aka FRYcentury, Day Breaker)
Hybridized by Fryer; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2003

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 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:
Yellow blend (yb)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


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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)

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

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Amanda4973 On Jan 14, 2011, Amanda4973 from Seattle, WA wrote:

When I ordered this plant, I wasn't sure I'd like it. The photos online showed colors that were ... gaudy, even mismatched. Well, it certainly is dramatic, but not gaudy. This is the one rose I couldn't stop looking at once it started blooming. It suffered only minimal black spot (a common problem in the Pacific Northwest), and bloomed all summer. The colors were most vivid during cool early summer, and during hot mid-summer, they faded to a rather ordinary peach, then revived in cooler late summer. I have uploaded two pictures, one of cool-weather vibrancy, and another of hot-weather fade. Now that I've rearranged my flower beds, Day Breaker is out near the street, for all to enjoy. I'm very glad I decided to plant it in my garden.

Neutral mystic On Feb 9, 2007, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

2004 AARS (All-American Rose Selection) winner.

Positive Shirley1md On Nov 24, 2006, Shirley1md from Ellicott City, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

A beautiful yellow-apricot-pink Rose with a moderate tea rose fragrance. It has superb disease resistance.


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

Fairfield, California
Long Beach, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Pacific, Missouri
North Augusta, South Carolina
York, South Carolina
Sugar Land, Texas
Spokane, Washington
White Center, Washington

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