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'Star Dust ™' rose Description
'Star Dust ™(Hybrid Bracteata, Moore, 2001)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jeri & Clay Jennings' Garden
Commercially available
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
White, near white or white blend.
Registration name: MORstar01
Exhibition name: Star Dust ™
Bred by Ralph S. Moore (United States, 2001).
Introduced in United States by Sequoia Nursery, Moore Miniature Roses Historic Archive in 2002 as 'Star Dust'.
Hybrid Bracteata, Miniature.  
White and yellow.  Mild fragrance.  17 to 25 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Medium, double (17-25 petals), in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Medium, bushy, thornless (or almost).  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 18" to 2' (45 to 60 cm).  
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for container rose, cut flower, garden or specimen.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  
This rose is one from Ralph Moore's Crown Jewel Series bred from R. bracteata and registered as a Hybrid Bracteata.

This very very compact, low-growing plant would be suitable for a container on a patio. It tolerates alkaline soils surprisingly well, retaining the extremely dark green color of the foliage. JMJ
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