Moon Shadow

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Photo of Rose Moon Shadow

The marketing photo of Moon Shadow depicts a rose with beautifully reflexed petals a la Mme Caroline Testout or La France. But the specimen I photographed was nothing like that. The marketing photo of Moon Shadow shows a rose of uniform soft mauve coloration. The specimen I photographed had petals that started cerise or crimson and blued or faded toward lavender. Call these quibbles, but these are the subtlties by which the hybrid tea blossom is judged.

Good Rose? ARS members give it 7.2. I'd say if it were healthy and vigorous and looked like the marketing photo, it would be at least a point better.

Warriner, USA 1996
Zone 5-9
Hybrid Tea