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'Sugar Moon' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 111-156
most recent 3 JUN 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 31 MAY 18 by Hamanasu
In Southeast England (cool and mild, zone 8) this rose smells very much like The Doctor and similar to New Zealand (which I think is its grandparent, via Meredith/Chris Beardshaw). It’s a strong but very mellow rose scent, without the slightest touch of tanginess/sharpness/fruitiness, sweet and rich, almost creamy/buttery. There’s no citrus in it at all, not even a hint. The plant has a branching (not bushy) habit, which I quite like. The first bloom this year has been lasting for several days, opening very slowly.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 2 JUN 18 by Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
To my nose, Sugar Moon is the only rose that smells like Ponds cold cream. Reminds me of my late granny whenever I get a noseful.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 3 JUN 18 by Hamanasu
I’ve never smelt Ponds cream, but I definitely agree that there’s something distinctly like a cosmetic about the scent of sugar moon!
Discussion id : 79-516
most recent 17 JUL 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 JUL 14 by Michael Garhart
I was not very impressed with this rose. I would call it awkward. It does smell good, and the white is very nice. Just a weird plant.

Royal Philharmonic is just really hard to beat out here, if you can get one.

Whisper is also an EXCELLENT performer here, but it disappeared from commercial sales just as soon as it appeared. Sad. An easy white to grow, even if on the pearl side of white. I think the growers just did not want to pay the royalties they can make similar, even if inferior, roses to replace the other-grower patented rose with.

White Lightnin' still performs super well here, if you can forgive the bottom 1/3rd defoliating every summer.
Discussion id : 78-839
most recent 9 JUN 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 9 JUN 14 by Frenchcuffs13
Second year having 2 Sugar moons; Great disease resistance to black spot and mildew here in PNW zone 7b which typically is BS heaven. I LOVE these roses! Dark green matte foliage and highly scented blooms. The scent is strong and wonderful. They don't last long in the vase though, I leave them on the plant.
Nice clean white too.

Look for them grafted on Multiflora stock- Palatine has them.
Discussion id : 67-815
most recent 26 OCT 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 26 OCT 12 by bluebuster77
I don't see much blooms til almost end of the season. My grafted version from Edmunds not so much vigorous. I'll try again own root version next year.
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