Rose (Rosa 'Day Breaker') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Day Breaker'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size:Medium: 2-3"
Petal count:full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color:Yellow blend
Extra Bloom Info:In clusters
Extra Color Info:Yellow & pink
Growth Habit:Medium-tall, 3-5 feet, bushy
Hybridizer & year:Gareth Fryer, 2003
Optimal growing zones:USDA zone 6b and warmer
Awards:AARS: 2004

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:3-5 feet
Plant Spread:2-3 feet
Flower Color:Bi-Color: Yellow and pink
Flower Time:Spring
Uses:Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant:Bees
Propagation: Other methods:Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Awards and Recognitions:Other: Australian National Rose Trials Gold Medal 2005
Parentage:Silver Jubilee x (Pensioner's Voice x Cheshire Life)


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Posted by Paul2032 ( Utah - Zone 5b) on Jun 3, 2017 4:40 PM

Day Breaker is a vigorous healthy rose here and I haven't had any cultural problems with it. The bush covers itself with nicely formed blossoms that age well. It grows quite large. I bought my mother one of these because the hybridizer is Fryer from England and that is my mom's maiden name. I would highly recommend this rose. A favorite. It is being carried by a local nursery and has been for years. It must sell well, An award winner in England.

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Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on May 30, 2014 12:02 AM

Day Breaker produces beautiful blooms, but the rose is highly susceptible to damage from pests and diseases in my zone 9 garden. The bush grows quite large here, about 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide, but it is leafless for much of the growing season because of black spot and it is marred by damage from rose slugs, cucumber beetles, and curculio weevils.

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