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Regional Picks: Plant This With That—Northwest

Fine Gardening - Issue 152

Plant this . . .


Sunset Celebration™ rose

Name: Rosa ‘Sunset Celebration’

USDA Hardiness Zones: 6–9

Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide

Conditions: Full sun; moist, well-drained soil

As the easiest, showiest, hybrid tea rose I know, Sunset Celebration wins my enthusiasm every summer. With its sturdy, upright stems and clusters of apricot petals, this rose is equally adept at playing a background role (helping prop up adjacent plants) and being a centerpiece. As a bonus, when cooler weather arrives, each flush of flowers gets slightly deeper in color, evolving to shades of salmon by mid-fall. After a hard prune in early spring and a feeding in mid and late spring, all that’s left is to enjoy the citrusy scent and nonstop flower show—and to leave a surplus bouquet at the neighbor’s back door.


. . . with that:


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