Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Very large: 6" or more
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: Apricot, yellow-pink blend
Growth Habit: Tall, 5-6 feet, upright
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: Dr. Keith W. Zary, before 2006
Optimal growing zones: Zone 6b and warmer
Awards: AARS: 2006

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: 5-6 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 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: Seedling x Sun Goddess

Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Tahitian Sunset'
  • 'JACgodde'

Common names
  • Rose

  • Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Nov 22, 2014 8:52 PM concerning plant:
    This rose has beautiful high-centered blooms with a strong anise fragrance. The color can vary with changes in temperature. For most of the year, the rose is a perfect apricot blend, but the blooms in winter and early spring are often golden-yellow. It is an extraordinarily vigorous rose. Mine is grafted onto Fortuniana rootstock and shoots up to 6-7 feet every year even though I prune the massive canes down to about 3 feet in December.
  • Posted by Paul2032 ( Utah - Zone 5b) on Oct 18, 2015 5:17 AM concerning plant:
    Tahitian Sunset is one of the most satisfying roses that I have in my garden. The plant grows and blooms well. The blossoms have very nice classic HT form. and are pleasant even when full blown. Color varies according to the season, but is always pleasant. This is one that I will replace if I happen to lose it.

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