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'Magic Moon' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 68-350
most recent 22 NOV 12 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 22 NOV 12 by goncmg
Well....maybe every rose introduced should NOT be saved, but this one, never at all marketed widely (Wyant, early 70's) somehow has survived extinction via a 40+ year old bed at Park of Roses in Columbus and now is being grown in other places as well. It is a LUSTY grower, big, wide, tall, extremely thorny, HUGE beautiful glossy leaves that are actually decently disease resistant and per above evidently quite hardy. The blooms are rather old-fashioned in shape, extreme petal count, not unlike Sunsong from 1975, another GR..........color is probably what got this one introduced as color change was a BIG deal in the 70's and this one is light orange-coral with a white/silver reverse then fading/changing to deeper orange in the sun, as the blooms age----not unlike Color Wonder from 1968 or even Typhoo Tea, 1973 (but no fragrance at all). I get a lot of vegative centers, cannot lie, and again, petal count over 100..........marginally relevant but a relic, something that is still here despite all odds and something a collector interested in GR's/the 70's might want to look into getting...........how that bed at Park of Roses never was turned over is incredible: beds of roses much more notable, more widely introduced, have come and gone and this one is still there and now in a few other places as well, deserved or not..........
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