Rose Moondance Floribunda
Its upright and well-branched habit is extremely vigorous, remarkably trouble free, and mildew resistant.
This gorgeous floribunda is as ethereal and lovely as its name suggests, offering large trusses of creamy white flowers that create a striking contrast against the very glossy, dark green foliage. Its upright and well-branched habit is extremely vigorous, remarkably trouble free, and mildew resistant. You'll fall in love with this award-winning rose and be tempted to fill every available sunny spot with its warm color and sweet, subtle, raspberry fragrance.
'Moondance' is a tall plant, reaching a height of 5 feet, with 14- to 18-inch stems--perfect for filling those indoor arrangements. Its pointed and oval-shaped buds unfurl into high-centered flowers, which open flat 3 ? to 4 inches in diameter, each with about 25 petals. It blooms even more vigorously and offers more fragrance than its famous parent, 'Iceberg'. Its densely petaled blooms illuminate the garden, coming in flushes throughout the season.
You should remove spent blooms to encourage reblooming and give it a spring pruning that removes old canes and dead wood. Cut back any canes that cross. It's recommended that you cut back the remaining canes by about one third or a little more in colder areas. Zone 5-10 (4 with winter protection). Cannot ship to NJ.
|Zone||4 - 10|
|Bloom Season||Early Summer - Late Summer|
|Plant Height||5 ft|
|Plant Width||4 ft|
|Bloom Size||3.5 in - 4 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Flower, Fragrance, Repeat Bloomer|
|Bloom Color||Cream, White|
|Bud Shape||Ovoid, Pointed|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green, Glossy|
|Fragrance||Fruity, Moderate, Sweet|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Season Of Interest||Summer|
|Uses||Beds, Border, Hedge, Ornamental, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands|
Easy as 1-2-3
Anyone can grow roses - all that's needed is a spot with 6 hours of sun a day. Roses are even well suited to container growing, so you don't have the excuse of no garden space!
Here's all there is to it!
STEP 1 - When your roses arrive, open the box immediately and soak roots in lukewarm water for 12 to 24 hours. If you can't plant them right away, you may leave them in their boxes for up to a week in a cool, dark place. Sprinkle roots with water every few days. (Please note: You can also grow roses in containers that are at least as big as a bucket.)
STEP 2 - Dig a hole about 18" deep and 24" wide. Make sure it's large enough to give the roots plenty of room to develop after planting. Loosen the soil at the bottom and sides. Build a mound in the center of the hole and set rose on top. For vigorous growth, abundant blooms and lush foliage, try adding J&P's Root Boost
STEP 3 - Fill the hole with two thirds of the remaining soil. Add water, let it soak in, then finish filling the hole. Tamp down lightly to remove air pockets and water well. Spread mulch around the plant to suppress weeds and retain moisture. Water 3-4 times a week until leaves begin to grow, weekly thereafter.
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Seasonal advice and suggestions for maintaining your roses.
The Jackson and Perkins Difference
Grown in California by the World’s Best Rose Professionals
California provides one of the finest rose-growing environments in the world. All of our roses are grown in soil that is tested and analyzed to ensure they are grown with the exact level of essential nutrients needed. The proper amounts of fertilizer, water, and nutrients are then added to the roses during their active growth cycle by our experienced rose growers.
Each rose is hand selected and prepared by seasoned professional rose growers. Our experienced growers are continually evaluating and testing the roses in the fields to ensure maximum rose health.
All of this tender loving care under the generous California sun results in a young but vigorously growing rose plant with a root system that is ready for fast blooming in your rose garden.
Exclusive and Superior Rose Breeding Process
Jackson and Perkins exclusive rose varieties have been bred to exhibit the most preferred rose characteristics for rose gardeners. It takes many years to develop a single rose variety, and our rose breeders have painstakingly evaluated, tested, and grown superior new genetic features into these new rose varieties for introduction.
The healthy rose plant canes are now hand groomed for the customers' garden presentation. The roses are then harvested at the perfect time in preparation for shipping and customer planting. All of these steps, from rose research, planting, budding, growing, harvesting and storing, are essential to ensure you receive a healthy, vigorous Jackson & Perkins rose plant, the WORLD’S FINEST ROSE.
What to Expect
Container roses should typically be planted in late spring and fall. They’re easy to plant (all you need is a trowel), and they provide instant gratification, as they aren’t dormant and will have buds within a few short weeks, if they don’t when they arrive. They’re also perfect for transplanting into containers and make an attractive gift.
Container roses are usually nicely leafed out, and may even have flowers on them, which is a great way for you to know when you purchase them what they’re going to look and smell like.