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'October Moon' rose Description
'October Moon' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Eloise
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
50 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Floribunda.
Registration name: Ardshine
Exhibition name: October Moon
Origin:
Bred by Paul Barden (United States, 2006).
Introduced in United States by The Uncommon Rose Historic Archive in 2006 as 'October Moon'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Apricot, lighter reverse.  Mild, carnation, clover fragrance.  65 to 120 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium to large, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters, old-fashioned, reflexed bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, upright, well-branched.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).  Width of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 2a through 11.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, landscape or specimen.  Very vigorous.  heat tolerant.  prefers full sun.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Prune lightly until this rose gets established (about two years), then prune it back by about a third..  Resist the urge to prune this rose too heavily -- it doesn't like it!.  
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