Rose

Rosa 'Rhapsody in Blue' ('Frantasia') (PBR)

Rose  - Rosa  'Rhapsody in Blue' ('Frantasia') (PBR)

Common Name: Rose
Genus: Rosa
Cultivar: 'Rhapsody in Blue' ('Frantasia') (PBR)

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has fragrant flowers/foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.20 m (120 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.90 m (90 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Iridescent purple sweetly scented flowers that fade to slate blue from July to September. A new variety that is the closest yet to a blue rose and has already created a great deal of excitement around the world in rose trials. It is a tall bushy shrub that repeat flowers well and is very healthy.

  • Garden care: Before planting, shorten thick roots to 25cm (10in) and reduce top-growth to an outward-facing bud 8-15cm (3-6in) above ground-level. Plant during a frost-free spell, incorporating well-rotted organic matter and a balanced fertiliser into the planting hole. Ensure that the 'bud union' (the bulge at the base of the shoots) is 2.5cm (1in) below the soil.

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