Winter Care of Jackson & Perkins Sundance Rose

Overview

'Sundance' is an award-winning hybrid tea rose that grows to a height of 3 to 5 feet. Prized by gardeners for its large, sweet-smelling yellow flowers, rimmed in salmon, Sundance blooms from late May until the first frost. Not terribly cold-tolerant, Sundance requires protection in regions with cold winters. Begin preparing the rose for the cold before the first hard frost in your area.

Step 1

Remove and destroy dead and diseased leaves and canes from the Sundance rose. Rake the planting bed and remove all detritus.

Step 2

Spray the Sundance rose plant's stems and the surrounding soil with fungicide, according to package directions.

Step 3

Add 3 to 4 inches of mulch to the soil around the Sundance rose bush.

Step 4

Pile leaves or evergreen branches over the plant to protect the canes.

Step 5

In late winter, after the threat of extreme cold has passed, prune the Sundance rose back to 12 inches from the ground.

Things You'll Need

  • Pruning shears
  • Fungicide
  • Mulch
  • Leaves or evergreen branches

References

  • Missouri Botanical Garden: Rosa 'Jaczeman' Sundance
  • "Consulting Rosarian Manual"; American Rose Society; 2001
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