Hybrid Tea Rose 'Tahitian Sunset'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tahitian Sunset
Additional cultivar information:(PP19004, New Generation Roses Collection, aka Tahitian Sunset, JACgodde)
Hybridized by Zary
Registered or introduced: 2006
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Hybrid Tea


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


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)

Bloom Color:

Apricot and apricot blend (ab)

Bloom Shape:


Tea shaped

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:


Other Details:

Resistant to black spot

Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Beaumont, California

Berkeley, California

Camarillo, California

Chico, California

Fairfield, California

Los Angeles, California

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Monument, Colorado

Brandon, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Decatur, Illinois

Lincolnwood, Illinois

Silver Spring, Maryland

Jackson, Mississippi

Brick, New Jersey

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Hornell, New York

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Lansdale, Pennsylvania

North Augusta, South Carolina

Atoka, Tennessee

Baxter, Tennessee

San Antonio, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 8, 2017, Camieux from Doylestown, PA wrote:

Planted in 2007. Despite many of my roses succumbing to rose rosette, Tahitian Sunset is blooming and beautiful. It is in partial shade now too. I haven't sprayed or fertilized it in years. Does better in late summer/fall. Very fragrant. No problems except Japanese beetles in July. I am in zone 6.
I am mainly an old rose grower and this in one of my few HT's. it seems the rose rosette disease is more attracted to my OGR and Austins than the HT's.
Will buy his rose again if I can find it.


On Jun 26, 2012, plant_alot from Lincolnwood, IL wrote:

What a beauty this hybrid tea. The ever changing colors of this rose probably looks a lot like the colorful tropical sunsets of Tahiti. Mango yellow, peach and apricot blended with baby pink and add a wonderful fragrant rose scent on 5 inch+ blooms reminds you of a tropical drink with little parasols. And the upright growth with long stems that doesn't stop blooming even in 90 degree weather is a sure winner. Highly recommended for rose lovers.


On Jun 14, 2011, ogon from Paradise, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I planted Tahitian Suset in early May of this year in a small garden outside of an office building. The soils was pretty poor, being fill dirt and gravel mostly. This rose has taken off now that the weather is warming up, and it doesn't even seem to notice the difference. It's still very small, but has had at least two blooms open and numerous buds ready to pop for the past few weeks. The flowers look stunning against the foliage! The flowers have a yellow base color with peach overtones, and some pink as well- just like a sunset. And the folliage starts out burgundy and ages to a deep green. The dark leaves and the bright flowers are a perfect match. I would definitely recommend this rose, and am trying to find a place to put one at home now too! I've added two picture to show the foliage... read more


On Jun 27, 2010, litisk from Gold Canyon, AZ (Zone 8b) wrote:

Another beautiful rose bush with gorgeous blooms. I don't really think it has a strong scent but the blooms sure are beautiful.


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

2006 AARS (All-American Rose Selection) winner.


On Oct 4, 2006, venu209 from Jersey Shore, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:

No mildew or blackspot. Blooms freely spring and summer. Still blooming profusely in October.