A Small Selection of Moore Roses

This list of roses was given to us by Burling Leong as the top roses they sold while Sequoia Nursery was open. All comments made about the roses are from Natalie Anderson's personal experiences unless noted. Evaluation area is located in College Station, TX, USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 8.


Albuquerque Enchantment
This compact rose bush has a picotee type flower with a red/dark pink color on the edge and white in the center. It blooms profusely for us in College Station, TX but does need protection from Black Spot. Mature height in our area is 3-3.5 feet.

Apricot Twist
A vigorous 3.5 foot shrub-like bush. It doesn't have the 'Apricot' color that you see in so many other pictures due to our hot days in combination with our warm nights.

Baby Austin
Baby Austin is a small, compact plant with very small leaves. Often refered to as a micro-mini, which means it's mature heigth is 1 foot or less with proportional tiny blossoms of 1 inch or less in size. Beautiful 'soft pink' blossoms.

Cal Poly
This lovely minature rose has a fully double, dark yellow flower. As with most yellow flowers, it tends to fade in the heat, but is a prolific bloomer and (if you are intersted in breeding) is great as a female parent. Although called a miniature (for the flowers only), this compact shrub grows to a mature heights of over 3 feet for us.

Celebrate Life
In our area, this grows up to 1.5 feet with an open bush form. Mr. Moore named this rose to express his support of the “Right to Life” movement. Photo from Nor'East Miniature Roses.

Charlie Brown
This is a true miniature, in both flower and bush type. Unfortunately, we have had limited success growing this rose in our area due to its Black Spot susceptibility. Re-introduced by Greenheart Farms as Star Ruby.

Chick-a-dee
The flower has subtle stripes of light and medium pink. Mature height in our area is 1 foot. A climbing version of this rose is also available. Photo from Nor'East Miniature Roses.

Cinderella Gold
Currently, we do not have this rose in our area, but I have pulled the following statement from the Sequoia Nursery catalog: "Tiny full double yellow flowers on a compact, thornless plant characterize this micro-mini. Abundant small, medium green foliage. Similar in plant and flower to the older “Cinderella” but with yellow buds and flowers." Photo from Nor'East Miniature Roses.

Climbing Angel Pink
Although you can't tell it by this picture, the flower is pink with a subtle hint of orange. This climber has reached approximately 6 feet high after 3 years of growth but is hindered by its Black Spot susceptibility in our area.

Diamond Anniversary
Although this rose has a beautiful name and wonderful flower, the truth is that we are unable to grow it in our region. I believe it’s a combination of very hot summers along with the high disease pressure that is found in our area.

Double Treat
This is a very cute, fully double, striped rose. Mature height is approximately 1.5 feet with a very rigid upright growth habit.

Dresden Doll
This is a very thorny moss type rose. Unfortunately, it struggles during our hot Texas summers. For a great explanation of Moss type roses visit Paul Barden's rose web site.

Earthquake
This beautifuly striped rose reaches a mature height of approximatley 2 feet with a spreading bush habit. There is also a climbing version of this rose available. Earthquake got its name because "...a nearby area had recently been rocked by a severe earthquake. This new red and yellow striped miniature was quite a shake up in striped roses, hence the name..." -Minirama Fall-Winter 2002-2003

English Porcelain
Currently, we do not have this rose in our area, but I have pulled the following statement from the Sequoia Nursery catalog: "Delicate clear pink pointed buds are wrapped in long slender sepals. Healthy bush, spreading plant, light fragrant flowers."

Golden Horizon
A very upright shrub with a mature height of 3 feet in our area. One of the darkest yellow roses that we have from Mr. Moore's rose collection. However, just as stated earlier (for CalPoly) the flower color has a tendency to fade during our hot Texas summers. Photo from Nor'East Miniature Roses.

Halo Glory
This is just one in a series of roses with a 'halo' type flower. The flower size is 1.5-2.5 inches wide and the bush reaches a mature height of just under 2 feet. Very Black Spot susceptible in our area.

Hoot Owl
Stunning single, red rose with a white eye. Approximatley 3 feet tall. Black Spot susceptible in our area. Photo from Nor'East Miniature Roses.

Hope & Joy
Beautiful, semidouble red/dark pink flower with a small margin of white on the edge of the petals. A very erect type shrub that reaches approximatley 3.5 feet tall.

Iced Tea
Very erect shrub that reaches approximatley 3.5 feet tall with dark green foliage. Description from the Sequoia Nursery catalog: "This rose gets its name from the unusual russet tones, overlaying light peachy pink with a darker reverse. Deep green foliage and canes which are nearly thornless."

Jacquie Williams
A rose with a miniature sized bush, but not a minature sized flower! Mature height in our area is approximately 1.5 feet with a flower size of 1.25-2 inches. Photo from Nor'East Miniature Roses.

Jessica Rose
A very open bush type that reaches up to 1.5 feet with in our area. Flower size approximately 1.25 inches. Sequoia Nursery catalog description: "Baby pink double flowers bloom in small clusters on this compact healthy, bushy plant." Photo from Roland Bergthold.

Joycie
If you are interested in breeding, this rose is an excellent female parent. Sequoia Nursery catalog description: "Luscious orange-apricot buds and flowers on neat, healthy plant."

Julie Link
A very erect bush type that grows to approximatley 3.5 feet tall in our area. Flowers that are 1.5-2 inches wide on a thorny plant. Unfortunatley, it is Black Spot susceptible. Sequoia Nursery catalog description: "Fully double, 1.5” flowers on a bushy upright plant. Fragrant flowers bloom singly and in clusters. Peachy pink blossoms on a 2 ft plant which spreads 18”. Good cut flower."

Just For You
Although this has a beautiful miniature hybrid-tea like flower, it is rather Black Spot susceptible in our area. It has an open bush form and only grows to approximately 2 feet tall. Photo from Nor'East Miniature Roses.

Lavender Jewel
For us, this is a very compact shrub that reaches 2 feet tall. Flowers are 1-1.5 inches with a slight fragrance. Sequoia nursery catalog description: "A fine lavender miniature, good bushy plant, fast repeat all season."

Little Eskimo
Another very compact shrub that reaches 1.5 feet tall with a flower size of 1-1.5 inches wide and a slight fragrance. Even though this is a small shrub, the leaves seem to be smaller than expected. Sequoia nursery catalog description: "Fluffy white flowers in sprays on compact bushy plant."

Little Pinkie
A Micro-mini type rose that only grows to 1 foot max. The flower is a fully double, tiny, medium/dark pink that only reaches 0.5-1 inch wide.

Love & Peace
Although its official description states that it has a red and lavender striped flower, in our area is presents more as a dark and light pink stripe. This is probably due to our hot days in combination with our equally hot night time temperatures. The mature shrub measures 2 feet tall. Very throny. Photo from Nor'East Miniature Roses.

Lovely Lorrie
This bush only reaches 1.5 feet tall and is Black Spot susceptible.

Magic Carrousel
This plant has a picotee type flower with a red/dark pink color on the edge and white in the center. The flower is similar to Albuquerque Enchantment, but the bush types are different. For us, Magic Carrousel only reaches to approximately 2 feet tall and has an open bush type. Black Spot susceptible.

Mary Hill
Description coming soon (I hope...) Sequoia Nursery catalog discription: "A lovely blend of pink and yellow buds and flowers."

Millie Walters
Shrub type bush that reaches 2 feet tall. Flowers in clusters with individual flowers ranging from 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter and slightly fragrant. Thorny.

Orange Honey
An upright bush type with clusters of flowers that start as a strong orange bud and gradually fade to a 'spotted' pink. Individual flowers range in size from 1 to 1.75 inches wide.

Orange Parfait
A 3 foot shrub type bush with small leaves. Flowers are born singly or in pairs and range in size from 1-1.5 inches wide. Although the stems are thornless, thorns can be found on the back of the leaves. Photo from Nor'East Miniature Roses.

Out of the Night
One of the larger type flowers, with a size of 2.75 inches. We haven't been able to collect much pollen from it due to its high petal count. Thorny. Sequoia Nursery catalog description: "Bright white, double flowers on this compact bracteata hybrid. Abundant, fragrant, double white flowers cover this shrub till frost. Can be grown in pots or ground."

Patriot Song
Spreading type shrub. Flowers range in size from 1.5 to 2.5 inches in width, lacks fragrance. Thorny. Black Spot susceptible in our area. Photo from Nor'East Miniature Roses.

Pinstripe
The rose has been found by others to be a good pollen parent. Flowers are approximatley 1.5 inches wide with a slight fragrance. Sequoia Nursery catalog description: "One of the best stripes, red/white flowers on bushy compact plant." Photo from Nor'East Miniature Roses.

Playgold
Very thorny shrub type bush that stands just under 2 feet tall. Flowers are born singly and range in size from 1.5 to 2 inches.

Precious Dream
A very thorny, shrub type rose that is approximatley 4 feet tall. Flowers range in size from 1.5 to 3 inches in width. This rose is moderately susceptible to Black Spot in our area.

Renny
A 2.5 foot tall shrub with small leaves. Flowers are slightly fragrant and born singly up to clusters of three that range in size from 1 to 1.75 inches wide. Thornless!

Ring of Fire
A very upright, throny shrub that stands 4 feet tall. Flowers are slightly fragrant and range in size from 1 to 2 inches wide.

Rise N Shine
This compact shrub can grow up to 4 feet tall in our area! However, the fully double flowers will only reach 2 inches wide. This rather tall shrub has small leaves that have a tendency to get Black Spot and drop quickly. However, it does bloom well in our summer heat! Climbing version of the plant is available.

Rose Gilardi
A shrub type rose that is very thorny and only gets approximatley 2.5 feet tall. The slightly fragrant flowers are 1.5 inches wide. Mossy.

Ruby Princess
This thorny, open shrub type is approximately 1.5 feet tall. The slightly fragrant flowers are 1 to 1.5 inches wide.

Sequoia Gold
A thorny 2.5 foot tall shrub that is Black Spot susceptible. Flowers are born singly and range in size from 2 to 2.5 inches wide.

Sequoia Twist
Photo coming soon (I hope...) This is a somewhat unstable sport of Sequoia Gold. The flower has a slight fragrance.

Sharon's Delight
Definitely not a miniature! This bush has very healthy dark green foliage and stand 4.5 feet tall. The beautiful, single white flower is approximately 1.5 inches wide. Flower bud starts as a very light pink and then fades quickly upon opening to white.

Snow Twinkle
An upright, open shrub that is almost 2.5 feet tall. The small leaves are Black Spot susceptible. Flowers are slightly fragrant and 1 to 2 inches wide. Thorny.

Spotlight
A 2.5 foot tall shrub type rose that is very thorny. Black Spot susceptible. Although this photo of the flower looks red with a white eye, in reality it has more of a orangish-red hue.

Sweet Chariot
A very compact 4 foot tall shrub. Flowers in clusters of 5 to 20 per stem with individual flowers ranging from 1-1.5 inches wide. Although the shrub is thorny, the flowers have an excellent (strong) fragrance. Same parentage as Vineyard Song.

Tangerine Jewel
This 3 foot tall open shrub has been referred to as a hybrid Bracteata due to its male parent ('Out of Yesteryear'). Flowers are born singly and range from 2-2.5 inches wide with a medium fragrance. The bush has few thorns. Triploid. Black Spot susceptible in our area.

Topaz Jewel
A vigorous rugosa type shrub. Fragrant flowers in clusters with individual flowers ranging from 1 to 1.25 inches wide. Referred to as a Rugosa hybrid due to its male parent of 'Belle Poitevine'. Thorny. Diploid.

Twilight Skies
A 3' tall open shrub. Flowers are 1-1.25" in width and have no fragrance. Thorny.

Vineyard Song
Photo coming soon (I hope...) A bush that has gracefully arching canes loaded with flowers. 4 feet tall. Flowers range in size from 1 to 1.5 inches wide and have an excellent (strong) fragrance. Thorny. Same parentage as Sweet Chariot.

Winter Magic
This upright shrub has medium green, slightly glossy foliage. Flowers are 1.5 inches wide with a slight fragrance. Thorny.

Work of Art
Considered a miniature climber. It has very few thorns. Flowers are approximatley 1.25 inches wide. Photo from Roland Bergthold.