Sunshine Daydream

By Susan Littlefield

Like many gardeners these days, rose gardeners are often interested in caring for their favorite plants with as few pesticides as possible. So it is encouraging to see that Sunshine Daydream™, the 2012 All-America Rose winner, is a rose that is not only lovely to look at, but shows excellent disease resistance, including resistance to black spot, the fungal disease that is the bane of rose growers.

Sunshine Daydream™ is a grandiflora with light yellow flowers finishing cream yellow that are produced in fantastic abundance above dark green, very glossy foliage. Borne on a 5 to 5 1/2 foot tall, 4 foot wide, rounded, bushy plant, the large, cup-like blossoms keep coming from spring up to frost.

Bred by Meilland International and introduced by Conard-Pyle/Star® Roses, Sunshine Daydream™ was selected for top honors after a rigorous two-year testing cycle in 21 gardens nationwide.

To find out more about Sunshine Daydream™ and other AARS winners, go to AARS.

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