"Moser House Shed Rose" Description
Photo courtesy of San Jose Heritage Rose Garden
Unknown, Found Rose, Hybrid Setigera, Rambler.
Seashell-pink to white. Blush pink. Mild, face powder fragrance. Average diameter 2". Small to medium, very double, in large clusters, button-eye, flat to cupped bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer. Small buds.
Tall, arching, armed with thorns / prickles, climbing, dense. Medium, semi-glossy, medium green, attractive fall color foliage. 5 leaflets.
Height of 8' (245 cm). Width of 8' (245 cm).
USDA zone 5b and warmer. Hardy. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, blackspot resistant, mildew resistant, rust resistant. Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy. This rose blooms on old wood.
Found in Mokelumne Hill, California. Photographic evidence places it at well over 80 years old. Cuttings have been taken and are being grown.
Cass Bernstein makes a good case that it is "Arcata Pink Globe" and that it is a Hybrid Setigera.