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
Additional Characteristics Award Winner, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Double Bloom, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Needs Deadheading, Pruning Recommended, Repeat Bloomer
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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