Magseed, bred by Ralph Moore, Visalia, California. Not currently available in commerce.
"Magseed" is a Rugosa hybrid bred by Ralph Moore, and is also a sibling to the wonderful 'Linda Campbell'. It is used only as a breeding parent and has not been released into commerce here in North America. Its parentage is: 'Anytime' X 'Rugosa Magnifica'.
"Magseed" forms a fairly large shrub of about 5 feet tall and 6 feet wide. It is a shapely shrub, well articulated branching, good foliage (although more Blackspot prone than its sibling) and wonderful color. It also sports agood Clove-like Rugosa scent, which 'Linda Campbell' missed out on. Contrary to its name, I find it rarely sets viable seed, but its pollen is extremely fertile. With luck, it may lead the way to new Winter hardy shrub roses in the future.
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