Rosa 'Radway Sunrise'

Radway Sunrise Rose

Deciduous Rose, Shrub

"Years ago I was searching through old and obscure rose catalogs with one goal in mind. Find a single rose that changes color after it opens. The idea was to mimic Rosa x mutablilis but in different color shades or on a hardier plant. Man did we score. If we could grow only one rose this would be it. ‘Radway Sunrise’ produces large single flowers in clusters that open pale yellow- change to orange and arrive at strong carmine pink. A brilliant multicolored effect on a strong growing virus free and disease resistant rose. Typically grows to 7′ tall in a single season and is amenable to life as a climber too. Rapid re-bloom all summer. Rich, moisture retentive soil with regular summer water. Prune this shrub rose hard in mid-February. The fragrant flowers will form hips that ripen in autumn. Great, great rose."—Courtesy Xera Plants

Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat


Size: 48 - 72 tall x 36 - 48 wide
Shape / Form: Arching, Upright
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: Medium

Features: Flowers, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Coral / Salmon, Orange, Red, Mutli-color
Bloom Season: Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall, Jun, Jul, Aug
Flower Shape: Single

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Mixed Border

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Summer
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Plant Behavior: Fast Growing / Vigorous
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium
Maintenance Tasks: Deadheading, Prune annually

Plant Combos