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'MORchari' rose Description
'Sweet Chariot (Miniature, Moore, 1984)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
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Mauve or mauve blend Miniature.
Registration name: MORchari
Exhibition name: Sweet Chariot (Miniature, Moore, 1984)
Bred by Ralph S. Moore (United States, 1984).
Miniature, Patio.  
Mauve or purple blend.  Strong, damask fragrance.  55 to 60 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Small, very full (41+ petals), in large clusters, cupped, rounded bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Small buds.  
Rounded, spreading.  Small, matte, medium green, leathery foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 1' to 18" (30 to 45cm).  Width: 18" to 30" (45 to 75cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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).  
United States - Patent No: PP 5,975  on  12 May 1987   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 06/765,827  on  15 Aug 1985
In his column Roses Abroad in the January 1998 issue of the American Rose magazine (pp.16-7), Sean McCann says this rose makes a great candidate for a hanging basket.

Ludwig's Roses says the flowers which are borne in clusters of from 5 to 25 appear in various shades of lavender, lilac and purple.

[Spring Hill Nurseries says this is the first purple cascading Mini Rose. The blooms are 1 1/2-2" and double...]