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
Rebloom: Good
Class: Floribunda
Extra Color Info: Yellow & pink
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 3-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Moderate
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
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Yellow and pink
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
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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Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Day Breaker'
  • 'FRYcentury'

Common names
  • Rose

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Date: 2017-06-03
Photo by zuzu
Location: little theater rose garden, raleigh, north carolina
Date: 2022-05-08
Location: San Jose Municipal Rose Garden

Date: 2017-06-03
Photo by Mike
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2010-05-28
Photo by Calif_Sue

Date: 2015-09-15
Location: Sacramento State Capitol World Peace Rose Garden
Date: 2014-04-17
Location: Sacramento State Capitol World Peace Rose Garden
Date: 2014-04-17
Photo by zuzu
Location: San Jose Municipal Rose Garden
Date: 2009-05-04
Location: San Jose Municipal Rose Garden
Date: 2007-10-16

Date: 2012-05-18
Location: San Diego County Fair
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2010-05-28
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2010-05-28
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2010-05-28
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2013-08-21
Early morning muted cloudy light
Photo by Calif_Sue

Date: 2015-09-15
Photo by zuzu
Location: San Jose Municipal Rose Garden
Date: 2007-10-16
Location: San Jose Municipal Rose Garden
Date: 2008-05-13

Date: 2012-05-18

Date: 2012-05-18

Date: 2014-05-29

Date: 2012-06-07

Date: 2012-06-07
Location: Rose Garden, Elizabeth Park, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Date: 2018-06-16
Location: Potomac MD
Date: 2019-06-01
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2009-06-05

Date: 2013-09-25

San Jose Heritage Rose Garden, CA.

San Jose Heritage Rose Garden, CA.
Location: Rose Garden Center, Tyler, Texas
Date: 2014-05-03

Date: 2012-05-18
Photo by zuzu

Date: 2012-06-07
Location: Rose Garden, Elizabeth Park, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Date: 2018-06-16
Photo by Steve812
Photo by Steve812
Photo by Steve812
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2013-08-21
You can see how shiny the leaves are.

Date: 2013-09-25
Photo by Calif_Sue
Photo by Calif_Sue
Photo by Mike
Photo by Mike
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Comments:
  • Posted by Paul2032 ( Utah - Zone 5b) on Jun 3, 2017 4:40 PM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on May 30, 2014 12:02 AM concerning plant:
    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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