A hybrid tea rose, Tequila sunrise has golden flowers that are blushed with red along the edges of the petals. The combination of colours gives it a glow that reminds of the sunrise, hence the name.
Released in 1989, this is a David Austin rose and it has become a classic. It is strong growing, disease resistant and the bright flowers add a liveliness to the garden.
Reaching to around 80cm to 1 metre in height it also arose well suited to growing in containers. Fragrance is sweet but not strong.
If you are looking for an award winning rose with bright flowers Tequila sunrise is one to consider.
Use it as a feature plant in the general garden border or rose garden or in a container on a patio.
Care and Planting your Tequila Sunrise rose
Best grown in a position in full sun or at least 6 hours of good sun a day and a well drained soil, water your new plant well the day before planting and you are ready to plant.
- Weed the area well and dig the soil over.
- Dig in some well rotted compost and aged cow manure.
- Prepare a planting hole the same depth that the rose was in the container.
- Gently remove the plant from the container.
- Place in the planting hole and backfill.
- Water in well with a liquid seaweed fertiliser.
- Lightly mulch around the plant.
- Water deeply as the soil dries over the first spring and summer.
We suggest using a general purpose rose food such as Sudden Impact for roses with an application every 8 weeks from early spring through summer. Regular seaweed fertiliser application will also help keep you Tequila Sunrise Rose Bush flowering freely.
Tequila Sunrise Roses are available for sale online from the following participating nurseries
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