Deben Sunrise Rose Rosa Deben Sunrise = 'Harwinter'

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
rose [Deben Sunrise]


The Rosa Deben Sunrise, more commonly known as the 'Harwinter', is a captivating plant with striking features. It is best known for its alluring flowers, which boast a blend of warm colors that can resemble a serene sunrise. These blossoms typically express gradients of soft peach, subtle apricot, and sometimes hints of yellow at the base of the petals, merging into a gentle pink toward the edges. The flowers are full and plush, with multiple layers of petals that create a classic, cupped rose shape. These aromatic blooms emit a light and pleasant fragrance that can attract both admirers and pollinators alike to the garden. The foliage of the 'Harwinter' rose complements its flowers perfectly; it sports glossy, dark green leaves that provide a lush background and contrast to the softer tones of the petals. As seasons change, the plant showcases a hardy vitality that allows it to produce flowers that can be enjoyed over a generous blooming period. The overall aesthetic of this variety is one of timeless elegance, blending delicacy with strength—an exquisite addition to any rose collection or garden landscape.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Deben Sunrise Rose, Harwinter Rose

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Harwinter'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Roses, in general, are not considered toxic to humans. The common garden rose, which Rosa 'Harwinter', also known as Rosa 'Deben Sunrise', belongs to, typically does not contain toxins that pose a risk if ingested in small amounts. However, roses have thorns that can cause physical injuries, and the plant may have been treated with pesticides or other chemicals that could be harmful if ingested. In general, it is unlikely that eating roses would lead to poisoning, but it is not advisable.

    • To pets

      Roses are not toxic to pets. The common garden rose, which includes Rosa 'Harwinter', commonly known as Rosa 'Deben Sunrise', isn't poisonous to cats, dogs, or other pets. However, the thorns can cause injuries, and there's a risk of gastrointestinal upset, such as vomiting or diarrhea, if pets chew on the thorns or stems, or if they ingest a large amount of the plant material. Generally, ingestion of roses is not expected to cause significant poisoning in pets.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      3-4 feet (0.9-1.2 meters)

    • Spread

      3-4 feet (0.9-1.2 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: The Rosa 'Harwinter', commonly known as a type of rose, offers vibrant blooms that enhance the beauty of any garden or landscape.
    • Fragrance: This rose variety often emits a delightful scent that can add a pleasant olfactory experience to an outdoor space.
    • Pollinator Attraction: Roses can attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, supporting local ecosystems.
    • Cultural Symbolism: Roses are a symbol of love and appreciation, making them ideal for ceremonial plantings or as gifts.
    • Versatility in Landscaping: Roses can be used in various landscape designs, including formal gardens, hedges, or as standalone accent plants.
    • Leverage for Breeding: The Rosa 'Harwinter' can be a source of desirable traits for rose breeding programs, developing new varieties.
    • Seasonal Interest: Depending on the climate, roses can provide multiple seasons of interest with recurring blooms.
    • Adaptability: Many rose cultivars, including the Rosa 'Harwinter', are adaptable to different soil types and climates, making them relatively easy to grow in a variety of conditions.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Art and Crafts: The vibrant petals of the rose can be used to create natural dyes for textiles or in craft projects for their stunning color.
    • Culinary Decorations: Petals from the rose can be crystallized or used fresh as an elegant and edible garnish on cakes and desserts.
    • Floral Water: Rose petals can be steeped in water to create a subtly flavored rose water for use in perfumery or to impart fragrance in hand-made cosmetics.
    • Photography: The rose's unique coloring can provide an excellent subject for botanical photography and contribute to the aesthetic of a garden portfolio.
    • Bath Additive: Petals from the rose can be added to bathwater for a luxurious soak, potentially providing a calming aromatic experience.
    • Natural Potpourri: Dried petals can be mixed with herbs and spices to create a natural potpourri that freshens up spaces without synthetic fragrances.
    • Wedding Confetti: Biodegradable and much more eco-friendly than traditional paper confetti, dried petals can be used for celebratory showers at events.
    • Bookmark Embellishment: Pressed petals can be used in creating bookmarks or other paper crafts, providing a delicate and personal touch.
    • Plant Dye for Artwork: The pigments from the rose's petals can be used to make plant-based inks or watercolors for artists seeking natural material.
    • Cultural and Religious Ceremonies: In some cultures, rose petals are used to create patterns or offerings during religious or cultural ceremonies.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Rose is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: As a variety of rose, the Rosa Deben Sunrise symbolizes love. Roses are universally recognized as the flower of love and passion, and their association with romantic feelings spans cultures and centuries.
    • Beauty: The rose is often associated with beauty, both internal and external. Its aesthetic appeal and fragrance have made it a symbol of human beauty and grace.
    • Femininity: Roses have long been related to femininity and the goddess Venus, representing aspects such as grace, elegance, and gentleness that are traditionally feminine traits.
    • Secrecy: Historically, the Latin phrase "sub rosa" (under the rose) indicated confidentiality. The rose symbol was often hung from the ceiling of a meeting place to ensure that matters discussed were kept secret.
    • New Beginnings: The 'sunrise' in Rosa Deben Sunrise may suggest a new start or beginning, akin to the dawn of a new day.
    • Emotional Healing: Roses, especially those given to another person, are often seen as tokens of care and may signify healing or the intent to soothe emotional wounds.
    • Balancing New and Old: The hybrid nature of Rosa Deben Sunrise suggests a balance between tradition (the old) and innovation (the new), symbolizing a harmonious blend of past and future.
    • Appreciation: Giving roses is a gesture of appreciation and gratitude, making this variety of rose a symbol of thankfulness.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Spring to Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    The Sunrise rose should be watered deeply once a week, ensuring that the soil is thoroughly moistened to a depth of about 18 inches. During hot, dry spells, you might need to water twice a week. Allow the top inch of the soil to dry out between waterings to encourage strong root growth. Each watering should provide approximately 1 to 1.5 gallons of water to the root zone, avoiding wetting the foliage as much as possible to deter fungal diseases.

  • sunLight

    Sunrise roses require full sun where they can get at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. The ideal spot for planting is one that receives morning sunlight and some afternoon shade, especially in areas with extremely hot summers, as this helps to protect the blooms from fading.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Sunrise roses thrive in temperatures between 65°F and 75°F, which is their ideal growing range. They can survive temperature dips down to about 20°F, but should be protected from extreme cold and frost. Hot temperatures above 90°F can stress the plant, so providing some afternoon shade during peak heat can be beneficial.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning the Sunrise rose is necessary to maintain its shape, remove dead or diseased wood, and encourage healthy growth and flowering. The best time for pruning is late winter or early spring, just as new buds begin to swell. Prune to maintain an open center for airflow, and remove any crossing or inward-growing branches. Annual pruning should be quite thorough, cutting back about one-third of the previous year's growth.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Roses like Rosa Deben Sunrise thrive in well-draining, loamy soil with a pH between 6.0 and 7.0. A mix with organic compost, aged manure, and perlite would provide the needed structure and nutrients.

  • plantRepotting

    Roses like Rosa Deben Sunrise typically do not require frequent repotting and can thrive in the same spot for several years, as long as the soil is well maintained and the surrounding area remains suitable for growth.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Rosa Deben Sunrise prefers average outdoor humidity levels, as high humidity can lead to fungal diseases such as black spot and rust.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Provide bright light, ample water, and monthly fertilizer.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in full sun, enrich soil, water regularly, mulch.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Rosa 'Harwinner', commonly known as the Deben Sunrise rose, begins its life cycle as a dormant bare-root plant or as a potted specimen. Upon planting, it enters a growth phase, during which leaves, stems, and roots develop rapidly with adequate water, nutrients, and sunlight. The plant then advances to the flowering stage, typically in late spring to early summer, producing fragrant blooms that attract pollinators. After pollination, roses may produce hips, which contain seeds that have the potential to grow into new plants if conditions are right. Throughout the growing season, the rose will continue to produce new foliage and may rebloom if spent flowers are deadheaded. As winter approaches, the plant becomes dormant, shedding its leaves and conserving energy to survive the cold, with the cycle beginning anew in the following spring.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring to Summer

    • Propogation: The Rosa 'Harwinter', commonly known as Deben Sunrise rose, is typically propagated by the method of softwood cuttings, which tends to be the most popular and effective approach. For this rose, the optimal time to take cuttings is in late spring to early summer when new growth is observed but the stems are not fully mature. To propagate by this method, a healthy, non-flowering shoot is selected and a cutting approximately 6 inches (around 15 centimeters) long is taken. The lower leaves are removed and the cut end may be dipped in rooting hormone to encourage root development. The cutting is then planted in a well-draining rooting medium, such as half peat and half perlite mix, and kept under high humidity and indirect light until roots have formed, which usually takes several weeks. Once rooted, the new plants are gradually hardened off before being transplanted to their final location.