Paintbrush, Bred by Ralph Moore, Visalia California, 1975
For some reason this Miniature Moss rose has not enjoyed the same commercial sucess as its sibling, 'Lemon Delight'. It's a shame because although the color of 'Paintbrush' is not as clear and intense as 'Lemon Delight', I like the plant better, and the mossing is outstanding! The foliage is dark green and the plant is vigorous, well-branched and upright. As you can see from the photo, the color of the bloom is a light yellow, starting out as an apricot bud and finishing as a creamy white.
'Paintbrush' is still available from Sequoia Nursery in California.
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