Sweet Chariot, Bred by Ralph Moore, California 1984.
This miniature has a somewhat pendant habit, which makes it ideal for patio pots and hanging baskets. I have often seen it grown in baskets to excellent effect. Placing 'Sweet Chariot' at an eye-level position is also a good idea because this rose has an excellent fragrance. It is a very sweet, Damask, or "Old Rose" scent.
Blooms of rich mauve and purple shades are produced in large clusters all summer long. It is a very graceful and beautiful rose! When people tell me they don't like the miniatures because they have no fragrance, I show them THIS rose!
'Sweet Chariot' is available from most Miniature rose specialty nurseries, including The Uncommon Rose
merit rating: 8.0
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