Ralph Moore has been growing and developing roses since high school in the 1920's. He is known especially for his work in the development and popularization of modern miniature roses.
He founded Sequoia Nursery (Moore Miniature Roses) in 1937. There, their aim is to develop not just new varieties but better and different roses. To do this, they have used in their breeding process not only miniature roses, but many different and varied kinds including several wild species, old garden roses, Floribunda, Hybrid Tea, moss and striped roses.
Hortico carries a number of Moore's roses.
Browse the Moore Roses
in Hortico's catalogue to see details and to buy these beautiful roses.
Here are a few articles by or about Ralph Moore
- HelpMeFind Roses: Ralph S. Moore
- Tribute to a Rose Pioneer
- The Miniature Moss Rose Story
- Miniature Moss Roses in the Future by Ralph Moore
- The Miniature Moss Rose (ARS)
- The Breeding and Development of Modern Moss Roses book by Ralph Moore
- Talking With Paul Barden (discusses Ralph Moore and his roses)
- Paul Barden: Old Garden Roses and Beyond: