Hybrid Musk, Shrub Rose
Rosa 'Moonlight'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Moonlight
Hybridized by Pemberton
Registered or introduced: 1913
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Class:

Hybrid Musk

Shrub

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:

Light yellow (ly)

Bloom Shape:

Single

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Bush

Trained to climb

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Other Details:

Shade-tolerant

Sets hips

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Huntsville, Alabama

Portland, Oregon

Austin, Texas

Alexandria, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 16, 2014, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I chose to grow this rose b/c I'd read it was shade tolerant. I have 2 growing along fence line in mostly bright shade, except for 2 hours of late afternoon sun. Have not fuzzed much with them -.perhaps if I had they'd produce more flowers. But I am very happy with its performance despite the little care it receives. Recommend.

Positive

On Jun 27, 2003, planter64 from Alexandria, VA (Zone 6b) wrote:

The entry in the Combined Rose List 2001 The International Rose Directory for this rose says it was introduced in 1913.