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"Referred by garden designer Charlotte Rowe. Very impressed...will get out into the garden this week!"

– Kate , Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Rosa 'October Moon' (Rose 'October Moon')

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Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Max height
Ultimate spread
Max spread
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Rosa 'October Moon'

Other names: Rose 'October Moon', Floribunda rose 'October Moon', Cluster flower rose 'October Moon', Rosa 'ARDshine'

Genus: Rosa

Variety or Cultivar: 'October Moon' _ October Moon' is an upright, bushy, deciduous shrub with thorny stems bearing pinnate leaves with semi-glossy, leathery, toothed, dark green leaflets and clusters of liightly fragrant, fully double, apricot flowers from late spring into autumn.

Rosa 'October Moon' is: Deciduous

Flower: Apricot in Spring; Apricot in Summer; Apricot in Autumn

Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

Habit: Upright

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Caterpillars , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leafhoppers , Rabbits , Rose leaf-rolling sawfly , Scale insects

Specific diseases: Rose black spot , Powdery mildew , Rose rust

General care

Pruning: Promptly remove and destroy any diseased leaves.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Budding, Hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to

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Rosa 'October Moon' (Rose 'October Moon') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation: Plant in full sun. Resents shade. Best not to plant roses in soil where other roses have previously been planted. Avoid watering from overhead.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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