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'Scarlet-Nightmoss', bred by Paul Barden, 2000.
Breeding: 'Nightmoss' X 'Scarlet Moss'.

un-named seedling
This cultivar is being used only as a breeding plant for the next generation of Moss Hybrids I am working on. As its seed parent, 'Nightmoss' is a once-blooming Centifolia Moss hybrid, this seedling has inherited that quality also. It has latent genes for repeat bloom in it, though, which will be expressed to some degree in the next generation when crossed with another repeat blooming variety. (In order for a rose to be fully repeat blooming, the genes for repeat bloom must be present twice; once from each of its parents in order to be expressed in the offspring) It is my intention to breed a fully remontant Moss hybrid in some shade(s) of crimson or purple on both climbing and shrub sized plants. Clearly, Old Garden Rose bloom form has been expressed in this hybrid, and it is exactly this form that I wish to see passed on to future generations. With luck that will happen. There are a number of Moss hybrids that I will explore as potential parents to hybridize with this seedling, including 'Rose Gilardi', 'Mel Hulse', 'Scarlet Moss', 'Rougemoss', and 'Red Moss Rambler', to name a few.

This seedling is a very vigorous plant of semi-climbing habit, upright but freely branching from the base. The foliage is highly glossy like that of 'Scarlet Moss', but with a stiffer texture and darker color. The canes are very thorny and the buds are heavily mossed, as you can see. This is a very attractive rose in its own right, but it has only one cycle of bloom in early summer, with no repeat till the following year.

ARS merit rating: none
Personal merit rating: under evaluation/breeding plant.
Hardiness: Likely USDA zones 5 to 8, zone 5 in a protected location.
Shrub size: unknown.

Fragrance: 2.o, slight fragrance.

"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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