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'Moonsprite' rose Description
'Moonsprite' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
29 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD.  
ARS:
Light yellow Floribunda.
Registration name: Moonsprite
Exhibition name: Moonsprite
Origin:
Bred by Herbert C. Swim (United States, 1956).
Introduced in United States by Armstrong Nursery in 1956 as 'Moonsprite'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Cream, golden-yellow center.  Strong fragrance.  80 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, old-fashioned, rosette bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Short, bushy.  Semi-glossy, leathery foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 1,450  on  17 Jan 1956   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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