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'The Dahlia Rose' Description
'Dahlia Rose (floribunda, Moore)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Amy's Idaho Rose Garden
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HMF Ratings:
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Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
Pink blend Floribunda.
Registration name: MORdal
Exhibition name: The Dahlia Rose
Bred by Ralph S. Moore (United States, 2003).
Introduced in United States by Sequoia Nursery, Moore Miniature Roses Historic Archive in 2004.
Pink and white, white reverse.  None to mild, mild fragrance.  41 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters, rounded bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Medium, bushy, spreading.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 28" to 3' (70 to 90 cm).  
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Heat tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, susceptible to blackspot .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Feed this rose well.  Prune dead wood.  Prune lightly until this rose gets established (about two years), then prune it back by about a third..  Remove unproductive wood every third year or so.  
Breeder's notes:
Hand-painted coloring on surface of the petals.
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