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'BENmoon' rose Description
'Moon River (miniature, Benardella 1997)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Johno
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
10 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Miniature.
Exhibition name: Moon River
Origin:
Bred by Frank A. Benardella (United States, 1997).
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
Lavender, silver(y) highlights.  Strong fragrance.  32 to 58 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Full (26-40 petals), cupped, high-centered to cupped, reflexed bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, thornless (or almost), upright.  Medium foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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.  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1995/210  on  1995   VIEW PBR PATENT
Notes:
Gwendolyn Gallagher in Asahikawa, Japan, reports that 'Moon River' has a strong, pleasing fragrance.