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'Moonstone ™' rose Description
'Moonstone ™ (Hybrid Tea, Carruth, 1998)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Nancy's Alabama Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
110 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: WEKcryland
Exhibition name: Moonstone ™
Origin:
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, 1998).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 1998 as 'Cadillac DeVille'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
White or white blend, pink edges.  Flowers ivory white with a fine, delicate pink edging.  Mild, spice, tea fragrance.  34 to 42 petals.  Average diameter 4.75".  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, exhibition, high-centered to flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium.  Large, matte, medium green foliage.  
Height of 4' to 6' (120 to 185 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Prefers dry climates.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
Australia - Patent  on  22 Nov 2004
Application No: 2004/210  on  26 Jul 2004   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
United States - Patent No: PP 11,384  on  16 May 2000   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 150071  on  8 Sep 1998
Inventor: Thomas F. Carruth (Altadena, CA). Assignee: Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. (Upland, CA). A new variety of Hybrid Tea having flowers of white with a very fine pink edging... Parentage: ARObipy x WEKjoe.
Notes:
This rose was originally released as 'Cadillac De Ville'... it's white with a pink edge...