Sunset Happy Trails Rose (Rosa x ‘WEKhaplamelba’)

Sunset Happy Trails Rose

Life’s too short for boring groundcovers! The Sunset Happy Trails™ Rose (Rosa x ‘WEKhaplamelba’) will brighten your day and your yard! This hardy and long-blooming Rose will awaken your landscape with its delightful salmony pink and yellow blooms with honey-yellow centers.

The Sunset Happy Trails™ Rose is a Groundcover Rose that spreads and fills fast for a fun, bushy, and colorful garden bed. When late spring arrives, this cheerful Rose lights up with semi-double bronzy-pink buds that soon open to salmon pink and sunshine yellow and mellow to a soft creamy pink and yellow over time.

These flower clusters shine against forest green foliage! While you can expect some color change, these Roses resist spotting and fading no matter how much sun they’re planted in! The open blooms resemble landing pads for pollinators that will adore these nectar and pollen-rich blossoms as much as you will! While its bountiful blooms will brighten your days, the Sunset Happy Trails™ Rose’s fruity fragrance will also boost your mood.

It grows in a trailing, spreading habit and holds cup-shaped, decorative double blooms. How fun to see these colorful flowers from late spring through to fall! Hardy in USDA growing zones 6 to 9, these modern Rose bushes are so easy to grow and completely fuss-free! As a cultivar developed in 2016 by Christian Bedard, this modern yellow Rose offers superior disease and pest resistance!

Planting and Application:

Are you ready to walk the path of carefree happiness? Then plant your Sunset Happy Trails™ wherever you want to add color, interest, and lush green to your garden. This low-growing, prostrate Rose with a unique spread habit is ideal for slopes, embankments, and unsightly areas of your garden. This trailing Rose adds Wild Rose charm when arranged around hardscaping and your favorite garden statues!

Edge your garden beds with frilly blooms, or use Sunset Happy Trails™ as low definition to gracefully transition between lawn and borders with this true groundcover Rose. Use Sunset Happy Trails™ as a facer plant for around larger trees and shrubs, or in front of borders and your Foundation plantings. Facer plants both hides the bare legs of older plants and dresses up the edges as a skirting of greenery that has a bonus of scented blooms!

Use Sunset with other Happy Trails™ Roses as a spillers and fillers in your container gardens or plant them at the foot of your containers! Their modest size and low-growing nature make them fantastic in planters and patio pots! These small-scale bloomers fit anywhere in the sun!

  • Dynamic & Vivid Salmon Pink & Yellow Hues
  • A Rare & Showy Groundcover Rose
  • Very Prolific & Long Bloom Period
  • Butterfly Magnet
  • Great in Containers
  • Perfect for Unsightly Bare Spots or Slopes, Spillers, Edging & En Masse

Tips for Care:

Groundcover Roses do prefer full sun and quick-draining, but rich, moist soil. Provide a site with good air circulation for best results with a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch as top-dressing year-round. Water regularly, but once established, these Roses can be a bit drought tolerant. Prune in the very early spring, before you see new growth. This gives your shrub a fresh flush of new growth each spring while maintaining a neat, tidy shape. Learn about winterizing, and un-wintering your Roses in our Garden Blog, plus all the tips and tricks you need when pruning your new prized Rose bush!

  • Full Sun Lover
  • Moist Enriched Well-Drained Soil
  • Regular Fertility & Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Prune Early Spring
  • Mulch Very Well
  • Widely Adaptable & Disease Resistant

This cheerful Rose will spread sunshine far and wide in your garden!

Sunset Happy Trails Rose (Rosa x ‘WEKhaplamelba’) Details

Common name Sunset Happy Trails Rose
Botanical name Rosa x 'WEKhaplamelba'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 6-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 2 ft.
Width 3 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Early Spring
Flower color Salmon Pink & Yellow Centers