Shrub Rose 'Winter Sunset'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Winter Sunset
Additional cultivar information:(Buck Roses Collection, aka Fuzzy Navel)
Hybridized by Buck
Registered or introduced: pre 1992, 1998
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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:

Yellow blend (yb)

Orange and orange blend (ob)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly



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Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

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

Iowa City, Iowa

South Amana, Iowa

Camden, Maine

Brick, New Jersey

Jackson, Tennessee

Locust Dale, Virginia

Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 16, 2008, carle from Katy, TX wrote:

This rose has not done well in my garden. It bloomed mostly during the spring and the few blooms it had - all of them had brown around the edges. It had one bloom during the summer which also had brown around the edges and was ugly. All my other roses are doing well. I don't think this rose likes high heat and humidity. I did plant it with good soil for roses and water regularly. Perhaps the problem is that this rose was bred for cold tolerance and can't take the extreme heat and humidity of the Gulf Coast (I live in the Houston area).


On Feb 21, 2007, soulgardenlove from Marietta, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

From Iowa State University Extension:
Winter Sunset (1997) Yellow blend shrub. The deep saffron yellow buds open to large, full, double amber yellow blooms with nasturtium orange on the petal bases. The blooms age slightly lighter and are borne in small clusters of 3-7. The foliage is large, dark green and glossy. The bushy, upright is 3 feet tall and blooms abundantly from June until frost. The plants have good resistance to Blackspot and mildew. The plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection.

Rated by the American Rose Society as the "top new shrub rose". Fully double blooms of amber-orange, a unique and delightful color with a strong fruity fragrance. An upright compact bush with rich green shiny foliage. The plants are winter hardy in Iowa without protecti... read more