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botanical name:
Rosa 'Rhapsody in Blue'
Rosa 'Rhapsody in Blue' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Rose
synonyms:  Rosa 'Frantasia'
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 1.50m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: arching
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 10
Unsual dark plum purple flower which fade to slate bluish-grey shade, one of the closest to a blue-flowered rose. Can be grown as a climber or pruned as a tall floribunda. Sweetly scented. Mid-green foliage. Good disease resistance.

Fertile, moist, well drained soil in a sunny position.

other notes:
Bred by Frank Cowlishaw. Derbyshire, UK. Introduced 1999
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