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"Fa's Marbled Moss" rose Description
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Photo courtesy of Spotted Rose Ranch/Fara Shimbo
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
7 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
Class:
Found Rose, Damask, Moss.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Hot pink to almost lavender. Lighter pink splotches pink onpetals. Some spots have dark centers. Reverse paler pink but still visible spots. Inner petals have deep central notch; a rib of yellow, white or green runs from the notch to petal base..  Strong, apple, honeysuckle, moss or woody, rose fragrance.  40 to 50 petals.  Average diameter 2.25".  Small to medium, double (17-25 petals), in small clusters, flat bloom form.  Moderate, once-blooming spring or summer.  Medium, mossed, rounded buds.  
Habit:
Short, bushy, compact, dense, mounded.  Small, matte, medium green, fragrant foliage.  
Height of 18" (45 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or cut flower.  Very hardy.  can be grown as a shrub.  drought resistant.  shade tolerant.  Remove unproductive wood every third year or so.  This rose blooms on old wood.  
Notes:
Found by Jon Singer in a ditch opposite Fa's home in Hygiene, Co.
 
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