Sunrise Sunset 101: Plant Details, Landscape Inspiration, and Care Tips

Sunrise Sunset is a hardy own root shrub rose that performs as well in warm climates as it does in cool climates. A top-selling variety in the Easy Elegance® collection, Sunrise Sunset Rose has a dense, spreading habit that makes it ideal for ground cover and mass plantings in Zones 4-9. Below you’ll find plant details, landscape design tips, and care information for this rose.

Think Pink Blooms

Sunrise Sunset Rose has a stunning blend of pink petals that fade to apricot near the center, turning its name to a reality. The blooms are everblooming and grow vigorously. This bright, eye-catching rose is sure to add interest to your garden.


To compliment the pink blooms, Sunrise Sunset has blue-green foliage that is as beautiful as it is disease-resistant, meaning you won’t have to worry about much with this easy care rose. Head to our blog on caring for roses to learn more.

Great for Cut Flowers

The beautiful blooms on Sunrise Sunset are also perfect for rose arrangements. The multitude of blooms will add to any bouquet or arrangement you plant to create. Head to our blog to learn more about cut flower arrangements from your garden.

Landscape Design Tips

Thanks to its dense, spreading habit, this rose is the perfect options for gardeners looking to cover lots of ground. Sunrise Sunset matures at a height of 3-6’ and a width of 4-7’, which means it is a great choice for mass planting. Once it matures, you’ll have a beautiful carpet of roses that bloom throughout the season.

Care Tips for Sunrise Sunset Rose

Planting: Sunrise Sunset thrives when planted in full sun, so check out our planting blog to make sure you are planting your shrub correctly.

Watering: Sunrise Sunset does best when the soil is kept evenly moist. Be sure to watch our video on watering for the best tips and tricks to keep it hydrated all season long.

Fertilizing: Sunrise Sunset doesn’t require fertilizing, but it will benefit from it. If you want to apply, be sure to use a granular, well balanced, slow-release fertilizer. Apply once in spring when you see green leafy new growth and be sure to follow the directions on the package. To learn more, read our blog on fertilizing tips.

Pruning: Easy Elegance® roses require very little pruning to thrive. Once your Sunrise Sunset rose is established, we recommend pruning in early spring to remove any dead, damaged, or crossing stems.

Plant Details
  • Height: 3-6’
  • Width: 4-7’
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Heat Zone: 9
  • Shape: Dense Spreading
  • Flower Color: Pink
  • Foliage: Blue-green

Have we convinced you that Sunrise Sunset is the rose for you? You can order online during our shipping season or use our Find a Retailer tool to locate Easy Elegance® Roses at garden centers near you. Follow us on social @easyeleganceroses and tag us when you post a picture of your beautiful Easy Elegance® roses. And for monthly tips, inspiration, and more, make sure to sign up for our newsletter.