Rose (Rosa 'Sweet Dream') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Sweet Dream'
'FRYminicot'
'Sweet Dreams'
'Apricot Sweet Dream'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Apricot and apricot blend
Extra Bloom Info: Double to full, in clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Floribunda
Growth Habit: Short, 2-3 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Gareth Fryer, 1987
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 6 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: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Other: Apricot blend
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: RHS AGM
Parentage: Seedling X ((Anytime x Liverpool Echo) x (New Penny x Seedling))

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Comments:
Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Sep 29, 2011 6:21 PM

This apricot blend rose occasionally produces pink blooms with apricot shading. It stays in bloom almost continuously throughout the year. Although it was the number-one rose in Britain for years, it's curiously scarce in commerce in this country.

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