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'Earthquake ™' rose Description
'Earthquake ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Amy's Idaho Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
19 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Red blend Miniature.
Registration name: MORquake
Exhibition name: Earthquake ™
Origin:
Bred by Ralph S. Moore (United States, 1983).
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
Yellow, red streaks, stripes, flecks, yellow blending, ages to lighter .  None to mild fragrance.  45 to 55 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, button-eye, high-centered to cupped, rounded bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Short, bushy, rounded, upright, well-branched.  Small, semi-glossy, medium green, dense, leathery foliage.  
Height of 14" to 18" (35 to 45 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Hardy.  shade tolerant.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  Can be pruned to maintain a shorter habit.  
Patents:
New Zealand - Patent No: PVR Grant 578  on  18 Jul 1991
Application  on  6 Mar 1987
The breeder's Reference for this rose is Morquake. The New Zealand Trade Name is 'Earthquake'. This PVR Grant was surrendered July 18, 1993.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 5,791  on  21 Oct 1986   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  5 Nov 1984
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