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Products > Rosa Ralph's Creeper ['Morpapplay']
 
Rosa Ralph's Creeper ['Morpapplay'] - Ralph's Creeper Groundcover Rose
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Rosaceae (Roses)
Origin: Garden Origin
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Orange Red
Bloomtime: Year-round
Synonyms: [Rosa 'Glowing Carpet', 'Highveld Sun']
Parentage: (Rosa 'Papoose' x R. 'Playboy')
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 3-5 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Rosa Ralph's Creeper PP6,548 ('Morpapplay') - This repeat-flowering ground cover rose is a great choice for containers, garden banks and as a large scale groundcover as it grows to only 24" to 30" inches high by 3 to 5 feet wide. The plant has small healthy dark green foliage and bears sprays of up to 15 semi-double flowers that are deep orange-red with a yellow center and have a moderately strong apple blossom fragrance. This modern hybrid was created by Ralph Moore, the legendary California miniature rose hybridizer, by crossing 'Papoose', a Climbing Miniature (1955) with 'Playboy', a Cluster-flowered Floribunda (1976). 'Ralph's Creeper' is a durable rose that tolerates shade and occasional hard pruning - we've heard of people that use a lawnmower to keep it low! A mass planting of this rose can be seen along Hollister Ave. in front of the vegetable stand on the south side of our nursery. Hardy to zones 4-9. After Bear Creak Gardens decided not to continue growing this rose, San Marcos Growers was the only nursery licensed to grow and sell this rose while still under patent protection. US Plant Patent 6,548, which was issued January 17, 1989, has now expired.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Rosa ['Morpapplay'] Ralph's Creeper.
 
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