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'Vineyard Song' rose Description
'Vineyard Song' rose photo
Photo courtesy of I Love Roses
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
53 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Shrub.
Registration name: MORgrapes
Exhibition name: Vineyard Song
Origin:
Bred by Ralph S. Moore (United States, 1999).
Class:
Shrub.  
Bloom:
Purple blend.  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 1.25".  Small, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or garden.  Hardy.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  
Notes:
Sequoia Nursery says this rose has fragrant double flowers in varying shades of pinkish lavender...

Mr. Moore commonly referred to this rose as "Bunch of Grapes" as a nickname until it was named, because the half opened flowers appeared like bunches of Concord grapes in the greenhouses.

Parentage information from Sequoia breeding records.
 
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