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'Sweet Chariot' rose Description
'Sweet Chariot (Miniature, Moore, 1984)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of rozanna tamplin
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
Insolite
MORchari

Also referenced as:  Purple Chariot
HMF Ratings:
74 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Miniature.
Registration name: MORchari
Exhibition name: Sweet Chariot
Origin:
Bred by Ralph S. Moore (United States, 1984).
Class:
Miniature, Patio.  
Bloom:
Mauve or purple blend.  Strong, damask fragrance.  40 petals.  Very double bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 1' to 18" (30 to 45 cm).  Width of 18" to 30" (45 to 75 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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.  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 5,975  on  12 May 1987   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  15 Aug 1985
Notes:
In his column Roses Abroad in the January 1998 issue of the American Rose magazine (pp.16-7), Sean McCann says this rose makes a great candidate for a hanging basket.


Ludwig's Roses says the flowers which are borne in clusters of from 5 to 25 appear in various shades of lavender, lilac and purple.


[Spring Hill Nurseries says this is the first purple cascading Mini Rose. The blooms are 1 1/2-2" and double...]