Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Apricot and apricot blend
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid tea
Extra Color Info: Creamy apricot blend
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 4-6 feet, upright
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Tom Carruth, 2002
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 6b 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)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Plant Height: 4-6 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 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: Sunset Celebration x St. Patrick
Child plants: one child plant

Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Marilyn Monroe'
  • 'WEKsunspat'

Common names
  • Rose

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  • Posted by Paul2032 ( Utah - Zone 5b) on Oct 16, 2011 8:57 PM concerning plant:
    This is a tall-growing rose and very thorny. It is a good repeater and usually has a few nice blooms on it. The color isn't the brightest, but the form is lovely and they keep good form for several days. I can't detect any fragrance. In my estimation it is well worth its space in the garden. I really love this one and there is a great bloom crying out to be photographed almost every day.
  • Posted by Paul2032 ( Utah - Zone 5b) on Aug 24, 2015 8:09 AM concerning plant:
    People who show roses call their best show roses "bankers." I don't show, but if I did, this would be a regular entry. Nearly every bloom has perfect form and it produces blossoms all season. It is from a cross of Sunset Celebration, which it resembles, and St, Patrick. A favorite....
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What a stunning shot! by BookerC1 Oct 16, 2011 1:28 PM 0
wow.. much different than what I've seen in person by Skiekitty Oct 22, 2011 5:05 PM 3

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