Hybrid Tea Rose
Rosa 'Tropical Sunset'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tropical Sunset
Additional cultivar information:(PP11484, aka MACtaurang, Tropical Sunset, Marvelle, Rainbow Niagara)
Hybridized by Mcgredy
Registered or introduced: 1998
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Hybrid Tea


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Bloom Color:

Yellow blend (yb)

Apricot and apricot blend (ab)

Orange and orange blend (ob)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly




Patent Information:


Other Details:

Resistant to rust

Susceptible to black spot

Susceptible to mildew

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

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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

Cool, California

Fountain Valley, California

San Leandro, California

Nedrow, New York

Syracuse, New York

Spokane Valley, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 3, 2015, Agent007 from Nedrow, NY wrote:

Last year, a lot of my pure yellowish roses, Julia Child included, died right down to the ground & half outright died. This striped variety, however, did not. It did have some die-back, like others, but it survived & continues to flourish. The scent is not overly powerfully, but a great characteristic to its physical beauty.


On Jul 3, 2012, elaine322 from Spokane, WA wrote:

I grow this rose in Spokane Valley, WA and it's one of the most spectacular roses I've ever had or seen-and we currently have over 60 roses in our yard! The colors vary daily and each rose is different too. We had a milder winter (2011-2012) and this year the rose is over 5' tall even in our zone (which is 5B or 6A, depending on where you look)and covered with big, beautiful blossoms.