Rosa ‘Autumn Sunset’

double yellow old-fashioned rose

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Outstanding Qualities

Autumn Sunset makes a statement in the garden, due both to its stature and to its beautiful flowers and reddish new shoots and stems. The blossoms of this deciduous shrub rose are fully double and loosely formed - apricot with touches of yellow and orange. Due to its upright habit, this repeat-blooming shrub rose can also be grown as a climber or trained against a wall. Wrap its canes around a pillar or through a trellis or obelisk for a touch of drama in the garden. The stems of 'Autumn Sunset' are long enough to make them suitable for cutting.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: shrub

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 8 ft. 0 in. (2.44 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 8 ft. 0 in. (2.44 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 12 ft. 0 in. (3.66 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 12 ft. 0 in. (3.66 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 8

Flower Color: orange

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: fragrant double flowers of apricot in early summer

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: rose, lavender, purple

Great Color Partners: burgundy, gold, bronze

Culture Notes
This climbing rose flowers best in full sun with rich well-drained or sandy soil. It is a heavy feeder and benefits from a regular application of fertilizer. Provide regular watering during dry weather to encourage lush growth and repeat flowering. It can be lightly pruned in the late fall or early winter to protect from winter wind damage. Major pruning to develop the shape of the plant should be done in early spring when the leaves are beginning to show green. It has good disease resistance.
Geek Notes
Introduced by Lowe in 1986, it is a sport (spontaneous mutation) of 'Westerland', which is also a GPP award winner.