Tequila Sunrise
October 14th, 2023


Hybrid Tea


For over three decades ‘Tequila Sunrise’ has stood the test of time. This award-winning Hybrid Tea rose was bred by Patrick Dickson of Dickson Nurseries in the UK and was first introduced in 1989 and released in Australia in 1992.

The golden yellow flowers are heavily edged in scarlet red, resembling the brightness of a stunning sunrise. The blooms are medium-sized and full (40 petals) in a spiral form with a slight fragrance. It is a hardy rose, very disease resistant and easy to grow, and has strong, glossy dark green foliage.

Tequila Sunrise has excellent repeat flowering throughout the growing season and the bush easily reaches 1m tall x 1m wide in our climate. This rose will provide a colourful display of roses from mid-spring to late autumn. The attractive blooms are on strong stems, making them ideal to pick as cut flowers. Deadhead finished blooms to encourage the next flush of roses.

This rose is available from Wagner’s Rose Nursery and Garden Express.


Gold Medal                            Royal National Rose Society UK       1988

Gold Medal and Best HT       Belfast, Northern Ireland                  1991

Silver Medal                           Glasgow Rose Trials Scotland           1991

Award of Garden Merit         Royal Hort Society UK                       1993

 Text: Kelvin Trimper AM