Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Apricot and apricot blend
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid tea
Extra Color Info: Peach, with apricot reverse
Growth Habit: Short, 2-3 feet, upright
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: Cants of Colchester, 1974
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 7 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Plant Spread: 2 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Apricot blend
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Dr. A.J. Verhage x Irish Gold
Child plants: 2 child plants

Common names
  • Rose

Photo Gallery
Location: My garden near Lincoln UK
Date: 2011-07-04
Attractive in bud!
Location: My garden near Lincoln UK
Date: 2008-06-09
The reverse of the petals is a buttery yellow, it has a heavy ple
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2013-06-20
Photo by zuzu
Location: In my Northern California garden
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2011-10-19
Location: My garden near Lincoln UK
Date: 2009-06-13
In it's full glory!
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2011-10-19

Photographed at Vintage Gardens
Photo by zuzu
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2010-04-19
  • Posted by JRsbugs (Near Lincoln UK) on Dec 11, 2011 4:30 PM concerning plant:
    Alpine Sunset is one of my favourite roses although I have put the poor thing in a place where it seems to be struggling! With a little more care, mulch and some food it is getting better. It is in a place where the soil is often quite dry, it might do better in better soil where it gets more moisture but those places are already taken! Cutting it back hard each spring is probably the best thing to do to encourage new growth, this year I cut it back to about 6" from the ground and it responded a little better than it had previously done. I planted it in 2006, it was hot that year and it was a young plant but the following two years in the UK were very cold summers so it shivered along with the rest of us! I decided it was too pretty to let it wither so this year got around to giving it a mulch of compost and some organic rose food. The whole of the year 2011 where I live in the UK was lacking rainfall more than I can remember, but the plant responded a little to my well-intended care. I will have to keep pampering it, and I am sure it will slowly improve. It has never suffered from black spot. My garden and soil are more suited to shrub and floribunda roses, but with care I think I am winning with the hybrid teas!
Discussion Threads about this plant
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very attractive!! by virginiarose Dec 11, 2011 2:18 PM 1

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