'BENmoon' rose Description
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Mauve or mauve blend Miniature.Exhibition name: Moon River
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.
Medium, bushy, thornless (or almost), upright. Medium foliage.
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.
Gwendolyn Gallagher in Asahikawa, Japan, reports that 'Moon River' has a strong, pleasing fragrance.