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Kim Rupert, Bred by Ralph S. Moore, Visalia California, 2004.

This rose resulted from a cross using Ralph Moore's "44 Stripe" seedling, one that has played an important role in the breeding of many of his striped and mossed seedlings. (This is, in fact, a sister seedling to 'Rose Gilardi') un-named moss seedling

As you can see, this seedling displays both the striping and the mossy buds that are often inherited from its seed parent. This plant has been a very good bloomer for me, repeating regularly in my greenhouse with large clusters of blooms which open sucessively over a long period. This gives the impression that the plant is in flower for a very long time.

The individual blooms are about 2.5 to 3" wide, opening flatly after holding a pleasing bud form for several days. I actually prefer the open bloom for, so you can see the starburst effect of the striping. There is a distinct yellow cast to the white when it first opens, but this fades quickly to cream. I think it's a pleasant effect, actually.

ARS merit rating: none avilable
Personal merit rating: 8.0
Hardiness: Likely USDA zones 5 through 10
Shrub size: approximately 2.5 feet tall, by 1.5 feet wide.
Fragrance: 0.5, slightly scented. Moss has fragrance of balsam.

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