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'Crested Jewel', bred by Ralph Moore, California, 1971.

'Crested Jewel'

'Crested Jewel' is the first of the Crested Hybrids to come out of Sequoia Nursery. Resulting from the cross of a 'Little Darling' and 'Chapeau de Naploeon', it is a once bloomer, but prolifically so. All of the subsequent Crested Hybrids Ralph Moore has created have come out of this rose. There is another rose from the same cross known as 'Crested Sweetheart', which is more of a climber. Both of these roses are fine shrubs, well worth growing not only for their fascinating frilly sepals but for their quality, highly fragrant blooms and elegant growth habit. To read more about Ralph Moore's search for the Crested Roses, read this article.

'Crested Jewel' is also incuded in the list of Crested Roses by Ralph Moore:

Chelsea Un-named seedling #1
Crested Jewel Un-named seedling #2
Crested Sweetheart Un-named seedling #3
Elegant Design Un-named climbing seedling
"Redcrest" One of my own crested seedlings

ARS merit rating: 7.9
Personal merit rating: 8.9
Hardiness: Likely USDA zones 6 to 9, zone 5 in a protected location.
Shrub size: 4 to 8 feet tall, depending on climate.
Fragrance: 4.0, excellent "Old Rose"fragrance.

Bonica '82 News
Brown Velvet October Moon
Cardinal Hume Oshun
Crested Jewel Out of Yesteryear
Dragon's Blood Playtime
Dusky Maiden Precious Dream
Elegant Design Purple Buttons
Hettie Queen Elizabeth
Jocelyn Rainforest
Joyce Barden "Redgold"
Julia's Rose Red Trail
Lady Angela Schoener's Nutkana
Lavender Pinocchio Sharon's Delight
"Laver-Thomas" Star of the Nile
Lilac Charm Tantarra
Linda Campbell The Dahlia Rose
Louise Clements Un-named seedling from Abraham Darby
Lyda Rose Vesper
Mariposa Gem Victoriana
Midnight Blue Vineyard Song
Muriel Humenick Wedding Cake

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