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'Kim Rupert' rose Description
'Kim Rupert' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rupert, Kim L.
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
23 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Red blend Moss.
Registration name: MORuncommon
Exhibition name: Kim Rupert
Origin:
Bred by Ralph S. Moore (United States, 2003).
Introduced in United States by The Uncommon Rose Historic Archive in 2004 as 'Kim Rupert'.
Class:
Moss, Moss - Modern.  
Bloom:
Red and yellow, stripes.  Mild fragrance.  17 to 25 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Large, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 20" to 3' (50 to 90 cm).  Width of up to 30" (up to 75 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower, garden or landscape.  Very vigorous.  heat tolerant.  prefers full sun.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Do not spray.  Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy.  Prune dead wood.  Remove spent blooms only.  
Breeder's notes:
Striped miniature moss, red stripes on light yellow ground.
Notes:
Closely related to the popular Mini Moss Rose Gilardi, but is a taller grower with brighter coloring and larger blooms in clusters of 3 to 12 with each bloom about 2 inches in diameter. Stripes are bright scarlet red on pale yellow ground which fades to white. Moderate balsam-scented mossing on buds. Height 24" in warm climate. Striped Miniature Moss.

Parentage information from Uncommon Rose
 
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