Music, Bred by Ralph Moore, Visalia California, 1977.
Breeding: 'Goldmoss' X 'Fairy
For some reason this has become one of the more difficult of the Miniature
Mosses to find in commerce. This is a compact, somewhat upright shrub
that will grow to about 18 inches tall, give or take a few inches.The
blooms are a soft orange hue, which fade to pale apricot with age. There
is a slight fragrance, most of which is the balsam scent of the mossy
glandular buds. Blooms are usually produced singly on the branches,
and are about 1.5 inches across each.
plant is healthy, vigorous, and blooms in distinct cycles with pauses
between flushes. As with most of the mosses, 'Mood Music' is a thorny
little thing......the thorniness and mossing are closely tied genetic
traits, so it's hard to avoid!
miniature Moss is both a beautiful small shrub and a meaningful step
in the evolution of Miniature Moss roses. Well worth growing!
merit rating: 8.0
Hardiness: Likely USDA zones
5 through 10
Shrub size: approximately 2 feet tall X 1.5 feet wide.
1.5, balsam scent from the mossy buds.
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