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'Scarlet Moss ™' rose Description
'Scarlet Moss ™ (miniature, Moore, 1988)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rosarium M.Kralka
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
32 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium red Miniature.
Registration name: MORcarlet
Exhibition name: Scarlet Moss ™
Origin:
Bred by Ralph S. Moore (United States, 1988).
Class:
Miniature, Moss.  
Bloom:
Dark red.  None to mild, cinnamon fragrance.  10 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Semi-double to double, borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered to flat bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Mossed buds.  
Habit:
Short, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, compact, rounded, upright, well-branched.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green, leathery foliage.  

Height: 18" to 20" (45 to 50cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Hardy.  vigorous.  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.  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  Can be pruned to maintain a shorter habit.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 7,128  on  30 Jan 1990   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  23 Jan 1989
Notes:
For clarification about parentage, see References.
Scarlet Moss was removed from the Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens (ARBG) Display Trial because its PVR was not renewed.