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'Little Gem' rose Description
'Little Gem (moss, Paul, 1880)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Kajsa Sjödin
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
29 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Deep pink Moss.
Registration name: Little Gem
Origin:
Bred by William Paul (1822-1905) (United Kingdom, 1880).
Introduced in Australia by C. F. Newman and Sons - Adelaide in 1894 as 'Little Gem'.
Class:
Miniature, Moss.  
Bloom:
Crimson.  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 1.25".  Small, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, flat, rosette bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Mossed buds.  
Habit:
Short, compact.  
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).  Width of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  
Parentage:
Notes:
See also 'Valide' by Robert & Moreau - the synonym is possibly a confusion.
 
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