Rose (Rosa 'Sundowner') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Sundowner'
'MACche'
'MACcheup'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Orange and orange blend
Rebloom: Good
Class: Grandiflora
Extra Color Info: Apricot-orange blend, fading to apricot-pink
Growth Habit: Tall, 5-8 feet
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Samuel Darragh McGredy IV, 1978
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 7 and warmer
Awards: AARS: 1979

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: 5-8 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Orange
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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Comments:
Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Aug 25, 2014 12:22 PM

Got this, amazingly enough, as a body-bag rose a few years ago. It's finally blooming nicely, but only 1-2 blooms at a time. Beautiful blooms, long vase life, not very thorny. A good solid orange that doesn't fade badly. Survives my zone 5 winters with minimal protection.

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