'October Moon' rose Description
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Floribunda.Registration name: ArdshineExhibition name:
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.
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).
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!.