PlantsRoses→Rose (Rosa 'Dancing in the Wind')

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Other: Saucer-shaped
Petal count: semi-double: 8-15 petals
Rose bloom color: Pink blend
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid musk
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 4-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: John Clements, 1995
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 5 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 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Plant Height: 4-5 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: 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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Location: In my Northern California garden
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Location: In Zuzu's gardenDate: 2012-05-16
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Location: In Zuzu's gardenDate: 2012-05-16
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Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Dec 11, 2019 3:09 AM

Most hybrid musks are shade tolerant, and Dancing in the Wind is no exception. It's growing under my monster wisteria in the front of my garden, near the mailbox, and my mail carrier has had to leave me more than one note asking me to cut back some of the branches because the rose seems to expand overnight. Left to its own proclivities, it might spread out more than 10 feet in every direction. The blooms are a wonderful blend of colors, best described as peaches and cream, and they literally cover the rose bush, nearly obscuring the foliage, for much of the year.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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November 2014 photos and chat by zuzu Nov 13, 2014 10:42 PM 22
More May blooms by zuzu May 29, 2012 12:15 PM 34
May photos and chat by zuzu May 31, 2012 1:12 PM 212

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