Rosa “Moon River”
Plant Abstract

Known as- Shrub rose
Grow Zone - 5 to 9
Type- Deciduous shrub
Familial- Rosaceae
Smith Scl. hardy? No
Geography- None
ht.- 2 to 3 ft.
Span- 4 to 6 ft.
Coloring- White with bright yellow center
Shade/Light- Full sun
Moisture- Medium dampure
Hi/Lo Maint- Medium
Best grown in average, moderate wet, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates light shade. Moisture deeply and regularly. Summer mulch helps retain dampure and keeps roots cool. Crowns need protection in cold winter areas. Prune in early spring.
This hybrid shrub rose typically grows 2-3” tall and 4-6” wide and is usually sold as a ground cover rose because it grows more horizontally than vertically. Features single-petaled, loosely-cupped, fragrant, pure white blooms (2’ wide) with yellow centers appearing in May and repeating all summer. Foliage is dark green.
Roses are susceptible to a large number of disease problems, the most common of which are black spot, powdery mildew, rust and rose rosette. If good cultural practices do not control disease, then fungicides may become necessary. Insect problems include aphids, beetles, borers, scale, thrips, leafhoppers and mites. If natural predators fail to control insect populations adequately, then insecticides may become necessary.
Common Applications-
Mass as a ground cover for a spectacular effect when in bloom. Also effective for stabilizing embankments, banks or hills, or along curbsides.