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Lady Moss, bred by Ralph Moore, Visalia California, 2004.

Lady MossBreeding: 'Fairy Moss' X 'Gabriel Noyelle'.

Many years ago I was visiting Ralph Moore at Sequoia Nursery and I recall being shown a wonderful Moss Shrub that he called "18-70-9", a hybrid of 'Gabriel Noyelle'. It was a very full bush standing about 4 feet tall and a little less wide, and it was loaded with the most wonderful OGR style white blooms with the softest blush of pink-peach at their centers. The mossing was dark brownish green and very heavy on the buds. To say that I was impressed is an understatement. I asked if it was commercially available and I was told, no, but they were considering it.

Well, several years later it has been released into commerce and we can all enjoy this superb new Moss rose. I have grown it in my garden since 2002 and have found it to be a very fine rose. It remaind about 5 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide, is very full and bushy and blooms about 4 times a year in flushes. It has very little fragrance, but its blooms and mossing and overall shrub value more than makes up for it. It will benefit from fungicide sprayings in some climates to prevent Blackspot, but otherwise it is quite healthy and very vigorous. A grand new addition to the remontant Moss category. Thank you Mr. Moore!

Available at both The Uncommon Rose and Sequoia Nursery.

ARS merit rating: NA
Personal merit rating: 8.0
Hardiness: Likely USDA zones 5 to 10 , zone 5 in a protected location.
Shrub size: 6 to 10 feet tall.
: 2.0, light scent. However, the mossing has a strong Balsam scent.

"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"
Lemon Delight William Lobb
Loan Hulse Un-named seedling
Mme de la Roche-Lambert Violacée
Mel Hulse  

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