Rose (Rosa 'Apricot Moon') in the Roses Database

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Other: Lax petals
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Apricot and apricot blend
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Floribunda
Extra Color Info: Apricot-yellow blend, blushed with pink
Growth Habit: Short, bushy, 2-3 feet
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Discovered by Lowery/Eisen, 1995
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 6 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Plant Spread: 2 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Other: Apricot blend
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Sport of: Moonsprite

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Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Feb 5, 2014 5:44 PM

In contrast to many other modern roses, this pretty floribunda grows quite well on its own roots. It's officially categorized as an apricot blend, but that doesn't begin to describe its infinite variety. The buds are usually pink or white, and the open blooms can be predominantly pink, white, or yellow. They rarely resemble the blooms of the typical apricot-blend rose. The strong fragrance might not suit everyone's taste. For me, it evokes memories of Pond's Cold Cream and other moisturizers of bygone days.

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