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'Moonlight Magic' rose Description
'Moonlight Magic' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rosaholic's Southern California Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
17 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Moonlight Magic
Exhibition name: Moonlight Magic
Origin:
Bred by Larry Burks (United States, 1991).
Introduced in United States by Co-Operative Rose Growers in 1991 as 'Moonlight Magic'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Lavender.  None to mild fragrance.  Medium, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy.  Medium, matte, medium green foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Notes:
Apparently, a Walmart in New Castle, Pennsylvania and another in Uniondale, New York, sold this rose in April 2002.
 
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