Varietal Name:JAClaf ;Hybrid Tea,J&P 1996
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The Moon Shadow rose has formed a strong, moderately tall, urn shaped bush in my
garden. The negative is that the blooms have a tendency to wash out and
to blow quickly in the mid-summer sun. These faults are countered by
its generous bloom and by astonishing the color it can sometimes attain
- a deep, dusky, smoky lavender. Even when its gorgeous moments are
fairly brief, they are intensely special, and the waves of buds in a
flush give a good, extended show. The sooner the clusters of heavy hips
are removed, the sooner it will produce its lavish rebloom - ample
satisfaction for the effort.
An aging, but beautiful bloom from the mauve rose Moon Shadow. File#24
Moon Shadow File#_i2239
Planting in more shade in hopes of improving color and bloom form
doesn't help at all - this only results in a weak plant which barely
blooms. That, in fact, is just about the only response my roses give to
too much shade. If the blooms blow in sun, well at least there are
blooms to blow.
And so Moon Shadow earns its keep well enough to stay firmly in my garden.