Apricot Twist, Bred by Ralph Moore, California 1993.
This is a recent inroduction by Ralph Moore of Visalia, and just as described in his catalog, this is NOT just another miniature rose! A friend of mine who sells Miniatures commercially grows the newer minis outdoors in a bed that gets no irrigation, and is exposed to full sun, in order to test them for their toughness. Apricot Twist has proven to be one of the best of all the roses tested. It forms a tidy shrub of about 1.5 feet tall, compact and disease resistant in spite of the harsh conditions. I would say this is going to be one of my favourites for the outdoor garden. Not all of the newer minis posess very good disease resistance, but this seems to be an exception.
As you can see by the photo here, this is a wonderful color.....a mix of warm yellow, apricot, and a sort of brownish buff at times. Its a very attractive color that is easy to work into a garden color scheme. I have often noticed a sweet scent on these blooms, but not always. Its fragrance seems to vary according to climate conditions. This is an attractive new rose, and I would place it high on my list of choice varieties for folks who collect minis. Sure to be one of the best.
Twist' is available from The
merit rating: 7.5
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