Sun Flare Floribunda Rose

This AARS Winner Laughs at Heat and Cold!

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Licorice-scented Blooms on a Compact Shrub

A classic floribunda no garden should be without, 'Sun Flare' regales you with big, licorice-scented clusters of yellow blooms all summer long on a shrub so compact you can squeeze it into small-space accent plantings or your best containers. Treat yourself to a legacy of beauty with this 1983 All-America Rose Selections winner!

Huge clusters of long, pointed, ovoid buds (the classic hybrid tea form) arise all over this shrub in late spring or early summer. As the sunny yellow petals begin to unfold, a pleasing anise scent is released, reminding you of old-fashioned candy counters and Saturday mornings at the movies! The blooms open 3 to 4 inches wide at maturity, sporting the high-centered look so characteristic of the best hybrid teas.

'Sun Flare' repeats all season long, not quite as heavily as those first blooms in early season, but very dependably right through until the cold autumn weather arrives. You will have armloads of blooms for the vase as well as plenty left on the shrub!

And what a shrub this is -- Bill Warriner, our fabulous rose breeder for so many years here at Jackson & Perkins, bred 'Sun Flare' from the cold-hardy Kordes rose 'Sunsprite' crossed with an unnamed seedling. Just 2 to 3 feet high and 3 feet wide, this well-branched shrub is covered in forbidding thorns, which keep nibbling pests at bay so the foliage keeps its beauty and lush coverage all season. The cold hardiness comes from its northern German parent; the heat tolerance is pure American, and very welcome during these increasingly long and hot summers we seem to be having!

Fragrant, heavy-blooming, and vigorous even in adversity -- few roses can compare with the merits of 'Sun Flare.' Find a place for it today in your landscape or on the patio, deck, or other sunny spot. You can't go wrong with this award-winner that has stood the test of time magnificently!

Sun Flare Floribunda Rose Bush Hybridized Exclusively by Jackson & Perkins.

Genus Rosa
Variety 'JACjem'
ppaf PP#5,001
Item Form 2-Quart
Zone 5 - 10
BloomStartToEnd Early Summer - Late Summer
PlantHeight 24 in - 3 ft
PlantWidth 3 ft
BloomSize 3 in - 4 in
Additional Characteristics Flower, Fragrance, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Yellow
Bud Shape Ovoid, Pointed
Foliage Color Dark Green, Glossy
Fragrance Licorice, Light
Light Requirements Full Sun
Resistance Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Hedge, Ornamental, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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Overall Rating: 5 Stars
  Average Based on 3 Review(s)
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A fantastic performer!
Rose (yes,really!) from OR wrote (December 22, 2013):
This plant was bought by the previous homeowner at least 10 years ago. It has bloomed almost all year around in our mild coastal climate. Disease-free, even in wet winters when all the other roses have mildew. White fly never bother it either. This is the dream garden rose! Our only minor quibble is that the scent is very faint.
By Far The Best Yellow Rose
Laura C, Hondo from TX wrote (March 01, 2013):
Being a native Texan, I love yellow roses. This rose is so hardy that I have planted them all around the pool. The color of the blooms are ever changing as they age and striking against the blue pool and green yard. The blooms last a very long time and it doesn't seem to require any spraying, mulching, vigorous pruning, or more than a weekly watering. It's fragrance is intoxicating and each plant covers itself with blooms. Great rose for first timers!
Loved It
Gus from Boston from MA wrote (February 04, 2013):
I first bought this rose 20 years ago then moved and lost it. It forms a bush covered in spectacular bright yellow rose. Little to no care--blooms all summer. Great, fantastic wonderful! I am ordering two.