'MORgrapes' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Marina's Garden. Crawfordville, FL
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Mauve or mauve blend Shrub.Registration name:
MORgrapesExhibition name: Vineyard Song
Purple blend. Strong fragrance. Average diameter 1.25". Small, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium. Glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 11. Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or garden. Hardy. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew. 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.
Sequoia Nursery says this rose has fragrant double flowers in varying shades of pinkish lavender...
Mr. Moore commonly referred to this rose as "Bunch of Grapes" as a nickname until it was named, because the half opened flowers appeared like bunches of Concord grapes in the greenhouses.
Parentage information from Sequoia breeding records.