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Fuzzy Wuzzy Red, bred by Ralph Moore, California 2004.

Breeding: 'Scarlet Moss' X self.

I first had the opportunity to observe this fascinating Miniature Moss rose in 2001, when Ralph Moore showed it to me as an un-named seedling. There were two siblings seedlings being considered and this was chosen as the superior one. (They were both very similar, but this one had superior disease resistance, so I have been told)

'Fuzzy Wuzzy Red' is a seedling of 'Scarlet Moss', and is similar in many ways, but with larger, slightly more double blooms on a much more compact plant. This new Mini Moss will rarely exceed 14 inches in height, whereas its parent tends to get much larger than that. As always, the mossy buds are strongly scented of balsam when touched, and the open bloom has some scent as well. This is the first new Mini Moss from Ralph Moore in several years, and I think it has been well worth the wait.

Introduced in 2004 by both Sequoia Nursery and The Uncommon Rose

ARS merit rating: NA
Personal merit rating: to be determined.
Hardiness: Likely USDA zones 5 to 8, zone 5 in a protected location.
Shrub size: 10 to 18 inches tall.
Fragrance: 3.0, strong balsam scented Moss.

"12-59-10" Mrs William Paul
Alfred de Dalmas "Nightmoss #1" (unregistered)
Barbara Oliva Nightmoss
Capitaine John Ingram "Nightmoss #3"(unregistered)
Cee Dee Moss Nuits de Young
Comtesse de Murinais "Orange Moss"
Connie Lohn Paintbrush
Dresden Doll Pelisson
Fuzzy Wuzzy Red Red Moss Rambler
Gabriel Noyelle Robert Leopold
Golden Moss Rougemoss
Goldmoss Salet
Heidi Scarlet Moss
Henri Martin "Single Moss"
Lady Moss William Lobb
Lemon Delight Un-named seedling
Loan Hulse Violacée
Mme de la Roche-Lambert  
Mel Hulse  

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