'MORbeauty' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Alex Stepanov
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Red blend Hybrid Rugosa.
Registration name: MORbeauty
Red, white stripes, red reverse. Moderate, clove, sweet fragrance. 25 to 35 petals. Average diameter 4". Medium to large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, classic hybrid tea bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, bushy, well-branched.
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm). Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Can be used for cut flower, garden, hedge, landscape or shrub. Very hardy. very vigorous. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom. Do not spray. Prune dead wood. Prune lightly or not at all.
This is the first striped rugosa hybrid!! Excellent vigor and very quick to develop into a mature shrub that is always full and bushy. With its rugosa parentage, it will be hardy to at least USDA Zone 5.
Information on seed parent courtesy of Paul Barden.