Tahitian Sunset Hybrid Tea Rose

Bareroot Grafted
Item #34011


Award Winning | Intensely Licorice Scented

All-American Rose Selections Winner 2006; Gold Medal at Rose Hills International Rose Trials

If you think that the only roses with great blackspot resistance are the shrub varieties, you haven't met Tahitian Sunset yet. This hybrid tea offers lush, healthy, wonderfully blackspot-free foliage that surrounds huge, fragrant, multicolored blooms of perfect form and exquisite color. You can truly have it all with Tahitian Sunset.

Beautifully high-centered, perfectly symmetrical 5-inch blooms open slowly from pointed ovoid buds on this beautiful hybrid tea. The base color is soft apricot, with overtones of peach, pink, pale rose, and even softest orange. Long-lasting and boasting an anise (licorice) scent, these blooms really do live up to their name of Tahitian Sunset.

Borne on 14- to 16-inch stems, usually singly but occasionally in small clusters, the flowers begin in late spring or early summer and continue in waves all summer. The heaviest bloom is early, with the largest flowers and the most dramatic play of colors, but the show continues right into September in many climates. Such great performance, thanks to healthy blackspot-free foliage that keeps this shrub vigorous right through the worst heat and humidity of August.

Expect Tahitian Sunset to reach around 5 feet high and 3 to 4 feet wide, with excellent branching and an upright habit. This is one of our New Generation series of blooms, as garden worthy in habit and foliage as it is exhibition-worthy in bloom. It's ideal for the border, and doesn't mind the crowding that other roses find uncongenial.

Tahitian Sunset won top honors from the All-America Rose Selection judges when it was introduced in 2006, and has gone on to win many other awards, among them the Gold Medal at Rose Hills. It is rare to find this combination of perfect form and low maintenance garden performance. Don't miss the pleasure and ease of this hybrid tea in your own landscape.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Rosa
Variety 'JACgodde'
ppaf PP19004
Item Form Bareroot Grafted
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start To End Late Spring - Late Fall
Habit Upright
Plant Height 5 ft
Plant Width 3 ft - 4 ft
Bloom Size 5 in
Petal Count 30
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Double Bloom, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Needs Deadheading, Pruning Recommended, Repeat Bloomer, Award Winner
Bloom Color Apricot, Multi-Color, Pink, Yellow
Bud Shape Ovoid, Pointed
Flower Shape Double, High-centered
Foliage Color Dark Green, Glossy
Fragrance Licorice, Strong
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Black Spot, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Landscapes
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Guam, Virgin Islands, Canada, Puerto Rico

Product Review Summary

Based on 6 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0

Customer Reviews

May 27, 2018

Outstanding performer

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I've had this rose for close to 10 years, and it's probably my favorite. It's such a carefree rose with a wonderful scent, lots of blooms all summer long. I really don't have to do much maintenance with it, just cut it back as needed.

Kat from MD
May 21, 2017

for next year

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Tahitian Sunset I want to reserve for next year.

K Ottis from OK
May 14, 2017

Tahitian Sunset Hybrid Rose

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Will you have any more of this rose by fall? I have been wanting it and by the time I read your rose guide it was already sold out! Please say that you will have mre of this rose either now or by fall at the latest.

K Ottis from OK
February 04, 2016

Amazing Rose

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Living in zone 7b (Northern Virginia) I struggle with keeping my roses healthy in our extremely humid summers. Tahitian Sunset is a stellar performer. One of my plants grew to 6+ feet, and always looked amazing. The color of this rose is stunning. One of my all time favorites.

Erin Leigh from VA
April 19, 2013

disease resistant

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I have grown this rose for about 5 years, live north of Houston(Zone 8b) and do not spray my roses. This is my most disease resistant rose and does not get mildew like Knockout. Small amount of blackspot only, no defoliation.

TexasLise from TX

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What to Expect

If this is the first time your are planting a bare root rose, you may be surprised by their brown roots and dormant stem. However, bare root roses provide the easiest and fastest way of planting roses without the concern of transplant shock.

Bare root roses may appear to be dead upon arrival, but the plants actually have the advantage of being able to focus their energies on strong root development rather than having to support an extensive and stressful growth of leaves right after planting.

Bare root roses are the best option for early-season planting. In fact, late winter is the best time to plant. Our bare root roses are fully established plants that meet the highest industry standards. They arrive dormant, which makes them ideal for planting. The roots get to acclimate to native soil, as opposed to the packaged soil. Of course, since they are not in soil when you get them, there's no mess to contend with.

Bareroot Roses

You can plant your bare root roses earlier in the growing season, since there are no leaves to get nipped back by frost. They can typically be planted as early as six weeks before your area's last frost date in the spring and no later than two weeks after that average date. Since they don't have to provide water to leaves or flowers, they usually establish faster than those that arrive in containers.

Due to the nature of plants and the fact that some are younger than others, there will be some variance in the size of our bareroot roses. However, they have all gone through the same quality inspections in order to make sure they meet the high standards we expect from all of our roses.

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Each Jackson and Perkins rose is individually inspected and graded to meet our standards for shape, viability, fragrance, and disease resistance.

Jackson and Perkins Exclusive Preservation Process

Our roses are maintained in a suspended state of growth utilizing a state-of-the-art wet cooler. By providing a uniform storage temperature just above freezing and employing a fog system to provide a consistent humidity of 100%, we are able to ensure that each of our roses remains fully hydrated and does not come out of its dormancy before leaving our facility. Bare root roses ordered elsewhere often arrive dry and shriveled. Through our exclusive preservation process, Jackson and Perkins is able to provide a fully hydrated premium bare root rose. Prior to entering the shipping container, we carefully wrap the root system to preserve the moisture and to provide a top-quality rose that is in optimal planting condition.

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Our Superior Bare Root Rose Growing Process

Our roses are hand budded by professional rose budders to ensure you receive a true-to-variety quality rose. This takes a special skill. These professional hand budders make sure the bud union lives and the rose plant becomes the premium Jackson and Perkins rose variety desired.

At the end of the rose growth cycle, when the rose plant has hardened off and is ready to be harvested, the roses are hand selected according to our top-quality Jackson and Perkins rose standards.

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Choosing Your Roses

Bare root roses are the most common form of roses for spring and early season planting, and come in two types: grafted and own root.

Grafted Bare root Roses
Own root Bare root Roses

Grafted roses, sometimes referred to as budded bare root roses, have roots that belong to a different variety of rose than the shoots. While the shoots will grow into the variety of rose you've selected, the root variety has been specially grown and developed for hardiness, improved resistance to common diseases, and improved resistance to certain weather conditions. The roots on any grafted rose you receive are usually already two years old, so they'll establish in your garden more quickly when planted.

Own root roses are grown from rose shoot cuttings and develop their own root system. Unlike grafted roses, both their roots and shoots come from the same variety of plant.

All Jackson & Perkins bare root roses are maintained in a suspended state of growth in our state-of-the-art wet cooler, so they'll be delivered to you with no foliage or blooms. The wet cooler has a uniform storage temperature set just above freezing and uses a fog system to provide consistent humidity of 100%, ensuring the roses remain fully hydrated and don't exit dormancy before leaving our facility. While you might see some variance in size, even within the same variety of bare root rose, all our roses meet the same rigorous standards of quality.

So, not sure which type of bare root rose you should choose? Don't worry, we've got that covered. We've researched which varieties of bare root roses grow better as grafted or own root, and both types can be planted in the early spring months, so just choose the variety of rose you're most interested in and get planting.

Though you might be surprised or intimidated when you receive a box of bare root roses filled with roots and shoots, rest assured, with the proper care, these little bundles will grow into stunning roses.

Container Roses

Container Roses

Container roses are typically available in 2-quart sizes or larger and come with established foliage that may or may not have blooms. While bare root roses should generally be planted in early spring, container roses allow you quite a bit more flexibility in planting time, from spring all the way through fall in many zones. Fall can be a good season to plant container roses because it allows them enough time to establish themselves before cold or freezing temperatures arrive.

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The Jackson and Perkins Difference

Grown in California by the World’s Best Rose Professionals

California provides one of the finest rose-growing environments in the world. All of our roses are grown in soil that is tested and analyzed to ensure they are grown with the exact level of essential nutrients needed. The proper amounts of fertilizer, water, and nutrients are then added to the roses during their active growth cycle by our experienced rose growers.

Each rose is hand selected and prepared by seasoned professional rose growers. Our experienced growers are continually evaluating and testing the roses in the fields to ensure maximum rose health.

All of this tender loving care under the generous California sun results in a young but vigorously growing rose plant with a root system that is ready for fast blooming in your rose garden.

Exclusive and Superior Rose Breeding Process

Jackson and Perkins exclusive rose varieties have been bred to exhibit the most preferred rose characteristics for rose gardeners. It takes many years to develop a single rose variety, and our rose breeders have painstakingly evaluated, tested, and grown superior new genetic features into these new rose varieties for introduction.

The healthy rose plant canes are now hand groomed for the customers' garden presentation. The roses are then harvested at the perfect time in preparation for shipping and customer planting. All of these steps, from rose research, planting, budding, growing, harvesting and storing, are essential to ensure you receive a healthy, vigorous Jackson & Perkins rose plant, the WORLD’S FINEST ROSE.

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