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Alternative cultivar names:
'Music Box'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Other: Rosette
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Yellow blend
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Shrub
Extra Color Info: Pale yellow, brushed with pink on petal edges
Growth Habit: Short, 2-3 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: Ping Lim, 2012
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 4 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)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Yellow and pink
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Unknown


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Date: 2020-06-17
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Location: My GardensDate: September 18, 2018Bloomed All Summer; Father's Day Gift June 17, 2018
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Date: 2018-07-04
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Date: 2019-06-10
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Date: 2020-06-19
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Date: 2012-06-22
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Date: 2008-01-01
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Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Dec 7, 2019 1:36 AM

Music Box is sold as a compact shrub, but it's quite large in my garden, about 4 feet tall and 6 feet wide. It is a phototropic rose, so the bloom color is quite changeable. It's usually a pale yellow or cream with discreet pink edges, but the pink becomes more pronounced when the rose experiences hot sunshine for most of the day, to a point at which the blooms appear to be pink with yellow tinges. The rose is highly resistant to disease, as are all of Ping Lim's roses in my garden. After the rainy season ends in spring, almost every rose in my garden suffers from black spot, but the foliage of Music Box and my other Ping Lim roses stays clean and healthy all year.

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