Sunstruck November 2016

SUNSTRUCK

(Code: Weksunvoye)

Hybrid Tea Rose

‘Sunstruck’ is a Hybrid Tea Rose bred by Tom Carruth (USA) in 2004 and released by Weeks Roses in the USA in 2006 as ‘Sunstruck’.

This large flowered rose has enormous round petals which create a lovely classic flower form of deep yellow gold blushed and bordered with apricot orange. A surprising bright yellow peacock fan pattern on the reverse of each petal gives this rose its name. Long straight stems with deep green leaves carry each flower which has a light fragrance of fruit.

The rose has 26 to 40 petals with an average diameter of 12 – 15 cms which repeat blooms throughout the season. The medium sized bush ranges from 1.4m to 1.6m with an average width of 1m and has good disease resistance. These magnificent flowers are generally one to a stem and have an attractive round outline with a high pointed centre and quite often appear on the Show Bench. The blooms make a great display in vases lasting up to 10 days.

This rose performs very well in our hot and dry climate.

Text by Tony Hanna

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Photo by Tony Hanna

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Photo by Tony Hanna