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Plant Profile: Rosa ‘Moonstone’

MoonstoneThis popular exhibition rose has large flowers that open from fat buds and are usually borne singly on long stout stems. The long petals are white on the reverse and pink inside, often with dark pink edges. In hot weather they change to pearly pink and may fade to white. At their best, the flowers are high centered but can have split centers and, less frequently, sunken centers, concerns of exhibitors. The bushes are upright with large healthy matte medium-green leaves. Generally considered disease resistant, ‘Moonstone’ can have rust problems. It prefers dry weather because rain damages its blooms, and is good for beds, borders, and cut flowers.

Type: Hybrid Tea

Origin: Carruth, US, 1998

Parentage: Crystalline x Lynn Andersen

Color: White, or white with pink

Flower Size :4.75- 5.5″

Petal Count: Full (17-25 petals)

Scent: Mild; spice, tea

Flowering: Repeats in series of flushes

Plant Size: 4.9’ H x 3.3’ W

Hardiness: Zone 6

ARS Score: 8.3

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