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'Ralph Moore ™' rose Description
'Ralph Moore ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Sheldon, John & Robyn
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
35 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium red Miniature.
Registration name: SAVamoore,  SAVaralph
Exhibition name: Ralph Moore ™
Origin:
Bred by F. Harmon Saville (1924-1997) (United States, before 1998).
Introduced in United States by Nor' East Miniature Roses in 2000 as 'Ralph Moore'.
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
Red.  Mild, rose fragrance.  20 to 24 petals.  Average diameter 1.75".  Small to medium, double (17-25 petals), in large clusters, high-centered bloom form.  Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Small buds.  
Habit:
Medium, compact, upright, well-branched.  Semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  3 to 5 leaflets.  
Height of 16" to 20" (40 to 50 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower, garden or specimen.  Hardy.  benefits from winter protection in colder climates.  flowers drop off cleanly.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 13,056  on  8 Oct 2002   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 09/730,317  on  5 Dec 2000
Notes:
Ralph Moore, the father of miniature roses, was honored in 2000 for a lifetime achievement award as the first and most prolific miniature hybridizer. As a tribute, we named this AOE Winner Ralph Moore ™. Like its namesake, it is a rose of significant character that fades very little with age. It has rich, vibrant, slightly fragrant red blooms nestled ato reddish-green foliage. The plant is upright and well-balanced, and the bloom is abundant throughout the season.

The Mini-Rose Garden says Ralph Moore (SAVamoore) has rich, vibrant red blooms... It is named in honor of Ralph Moore, the first and most prolific American miniature rose hybridizers, a man whose life work is the foundation upon which all US breeders have built.

Ralph Moore was born on 14 January 1907.