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Floribunda Rose '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
Registered or introduced: 2003
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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



Patent Information:


Other Details:

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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

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:

Fairfield, California

Long Beach, California

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Troy, Idaho

Pacific, Missouri

North Augusta, South Carolina

York, South Carolina

Sugar Land, Texas

Spokane, Washington

White Center, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 26, 2016, andlardia from Troy, ID wrote:

When my buds first started to develop, I thought I was going to hate this rose. I really dislike the two-tone pink and yellow flowers. Boy was I wrong! The buds start off intense, but as it opens and fades, every day it changes and softens to a gloriously complex peach. I can't stop taking photos! This rose is resilient (after nearly being killed by the nursery from under watering) and breath taking. It graces the coveted front porch bed at my house.


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.


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

2004 AARS (All-American Rose Selection) winner.


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.