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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info) Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info) Cultivar: Day Breaker Additional cultivar information: (PP15334, aka Day Breaker™, FRYcentury) Hybridized by Fryer; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2003
Hardiness: 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: Double
Flower Fragrance: Slightly Fragrant
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Blooms repeatedly
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.