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Royal Sunset is part of the Rosa genus and is a Rose variety. Its scientific name is Rosa 'Royal Sunset'. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Apricot, and typically produces a strong fruity fragrance.

Royal Sunset is a large flowered climbing rose that sports long elegant buds and large blousey blossoms of rich orangey apricot colors are set against deep glossy green leaves. Nice fragrance and good vigor, too. Moderately hardy.

Blooms on old and new wood.

It grows mainly as a Perennial, which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). Royal Sunset is known for its Shrub habit and growing to a height of approximately 2.00 metres (6.50 feet).

United States is believed to be where Royal Sunset originates from.

Royal Sunset Rose needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Royal Sunset have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Royal Sunset

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Royal Sunset is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Royal Sunset are Zone 5 and Zone 9. Royal Sunset needs a loamy soil with a ph of 5.5 to 6.5 (weakly acidic soil).

Growing Royal Sunset from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 3.96 feet (1.22 metres) and sow at a depth of around 0.25 inches (0.64 cm).

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Royal Sunset about 35 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Royal Sunset

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Royal Sunset is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Royal Sunset

Royal Sunset folklore & trivia

Bred by Dr. Dennison H. Morey (United States, 1960).1


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