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'Scarlet Moss ™' rose Description
'Scarlet Moss ™ (miniature, Moore, 1988)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rosarium M.Kralka
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Medium red Miniature.
Registration name: MORcarlet
Exhibition name: Scarlet Moss ™
Bred by Ralph S. Moore (United States, 1988).
Miniature, Moss.  
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.  
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).  
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.  
United States - Patent No: PP 7,128  on  30 Jan 1990   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  23 Jan 1989
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.