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Goldmoss, bred by Ralph Moore, Visalia California, 1972.

'Goldmoss'Goldmoss is a breakthrough in shrub Mosses, with its Floribunda habit and clear yellow coloring. Breeding: 'Rumba' X (seedling X "Orange Moss")

In the search for Miniature Moss hybrids, Mr. Ralph Moore of California has created some wondeful full-sized Moss Shrubs along the way. In some ways 'Goldmoss' is like a larger version of 'Lemon Delight', his very popular yellow Mini Moss. 'Goldmoss' will form a compact, twiggy shrub of about 3 feet in height and the same in width, with 3" medium yellow blooms which fade slowly to pale yellow. There is a moderate fragrance that is very sweet, and reminiscent of some other flower to me. The buds are quite mossy, as you can see if you look closely at the base of the bloom pictured here. Disease resistance seems to be better than average. This rose blooms in cycles, with pauses between flushes.

If you are interested in reading the history of the Moss hybrids created by Mr. Moore, read The Breeding And Developement of Modern Moss Roses.

ARS merit rating: 7.0
Personal merit rating: 8.0
Hardiness: Likely USDA zones 5 to 8, zone 5 in a protected location.
Shrub size: 3 to 4 feet tall.
Fragrance: 2.5, moderate sweet scent.

"12-59-10" Mrs William Paul
Alfred de Dalmas "Nightmoss #1" (unregistered)
Barbara Oliva Nightmoss
Capitaine John Ingram "Nightmoss #3"(unregistered)
Cee Dee Moss Nuits de Young
Comtesse de Murinais "Orange Moss"
Connie Lohn Paintbrush
Dresden Doll Pelisson
Fuzzy Wuzzy Red Red Moss Rambler
Gabriel Noyelle Robert Leopold
Golden Moss Rougemoss
Goldmoss Salet
Heidi Scarlet Moss
Henri Martin "Single Moss"
Lady Moss William Lobb
Lemon Delight Un-named seedling
Loan Hulse Violacée
Mme de la Roche-Lambert  
Mel Hulse  

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