Rose Garden Sun™ Description
Let the sun shine in with Garden Sun rose, a super easy-to-grow, super cheerful climber! This disease resistant, vigorous rose needs little more than 6+ hours of sun each day to provide abundant flowers all summer long. Let it cover a trellis, pergola, post, or railing. We love this yellow-orange shade paired with blues like lavender and salvia, but you really can't go wrong no matter where you plant it. A nice accent even for difficult-to-complement red brick.
Special features: climbing, disease resistant, fragrant, reblooming.
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Rose Garden Sun
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- Zone: 5,6,7,8,9
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12-15' x 4-6'
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Accent,Cottage gardening, Ground cover, Slopes, Screen, Vines and climbers
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Soil: Prefers medium moisture, slightly acidic, well-drained garden loam. Thrives in soil with a pH level of 5.6 to 6.5, which is acidic to mildly acidic. Mix two tablespoons of lime into the surrounding soil if soil test results show the pH is lower than 5.6. Mix a tablespoon of sulfur into the soil to lower the pH if the soil is too alkaline or higher than 6.5. Roses also benefit from the addition of compost, aged manure, or leaf mold to the planting soil.
Light: At least 5-6 hours of direct sun per day is preferred.
Water: One inch of water per week throughout their first growing season. A generous layer of organic mulch (compost or composted manure) helps keep the soil evenly moist. If weather is dry in the fall, be sure to water Roses well. Never allow the foliage to remain wet into the evening; water early in the day.
Spacing: 6 - 8 ft.
Fertilizing: To keep the flowers coming, feed your roses with a fertilizer blended especially for roses. This should be done after each bloom cycle.
Winterizing: If you live near a rose's cold limit, and you garden on an exposed site or in an area where rapid temperature fluctuations are common, you should mound two shovelfuls of composted manure, garden soil, compost, or shredded leaves over the base of the plant in late fall after the ground freezes. Covering these mounds and the lower parts of the bushes with evergreen boughs will add protection. Pull the mounding material away from the stem as new growth emerges in spring. Prune branches injured over winter when new buds emerge in spring.
Maintenance & pruning: Cleaning up old foliage is important for disease control. Do not prune for the first two years after planting. Once established, prune after bloom, removing spent flowering laterals to between 2 - 3 buds of remaining branch. Time of pruning is early spring after flowering.
ReviewsWrite a reviewDon't Waste Your TimeJohn G | Jun 24, 2019The item described and pictured here is NOT what I received. First, I bought this climbing rose last season, and it took an entire year before the plant bloomed. It has been prolific in its blooming this season, but it is definitely NOT a yellow, full-bodied, double rose bloom. It is a wimpy little red rose bloom. I will NEVER again buy from Great Garden Plants, and suggest that you don't either. I am giving a one-star rating, because there is no zero-star rating.Owner Response: GreatGardenPlants.com has successfully shipped high quality plants for more than ten years. We take great pride in the quality of our product, and guarantee customers get the true plant. If you were shipped the wrong rose in error we will gladly issue you a refund for the plant. I will give you a call soon to resolve this issue.
So Far, So GoodJohn | Sep 10, 2018I planted the Rose Garden Sun in the spring of this year (2018). Unfortunately, I did not protect it from the rabbits, and they ate all the leaves and one small bud. After placing a protective wire fence around the plant and fertilizing it generously, it has taken off! No blooms in this first year, but 2 hardy stalks that grow about a foot each month. I will protect this baby well over the winter months, hoping for more growth and prolific blooms in next spring.
Save your moneyGlenda Jones | May 15, 2018I purchased 2 of these roses because I've been wanting two yellow climbers and couldn't find any. Purchased these thinking how beautiful they were, paid $15+ each and another $14 or so for shipping. Planted them and they both died in less than two weeks. I have a sizable collection of roses but only one climber (red) and not one rose has ever died on me...but the (2) rose garden suns I purchased did!!!!!. I'm so disappointedOwner Response: I am so sorry hear this Glenda! I am glad to see that we have refunded you for the plants that died. Part of the joys of gardening is that you are working with living plants, it is always exciting to see a plant flourish and also disappointing to see some plants that don't. -Mary