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Red Alert, Bred by Ralph Moore, California 1991

Red AlertBreeding: 'Orangeade' X 'Rainbow's End'.

Beautiful rich fire engine red, it deserves the name. A fine rose that beats the pants off of many more recent reds for garden performance and lasting color. I suspect the only reason this Miniature hasn't made a bigger impression is because it does not produce blooms on long stems. It is instead a very shapely rounded bush that is ideal for the garden or in pots, to make a specimen plant, rather than a cut flower rose. Quite honestly, I would prefer a shapely shrub for the garden rather than a cut flower machine. Highly recommended.

ARS merit rating: 7.6
Personal merit rating: 8.0
Hardiness: Likely USDA zones 5 through 10.
Shrub size: approximately 18" tall.
Fragrance: 0.5, slight scent.

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