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'Bleu Magenta' rose References
Magazine  (2010)  Page(s) 12. No. 39.  Includes photo(s).
Usually known as ‘Bleu Magenta’, this rose is thought to be ‘Mme. E. Rocques’ (Lottin, 1900).
Book  (2005)  Page(s) 187.  
'Bleu Magenta',HMult, origin, date and breeder unknown, 4 to 5 m. Non-recurrent.
Double, tolerates half-shade, hardy, medium humid soil, tolerates poor soil.
The flowers, in dense trusses, have the form of a pompon. They are of a rich purple-violet which unfortunately has the tendency to grey at the end of the blooming period. Some flowers have ompletely pink section, which seems to indicate that this is, in fact, a sport of a pink variety. The foliage, at times susceptible to mildew, is a nice vivid bright green. It decorates a plant full of vitality which flowers quite late.
Book  (2000)  Page(s) 120.  
‘Bleu Magenta’: Il fleurit à la Roseraie de l’Haÿ et dans les vieux jardins campagnards, mais on ignore tout de ses origines… petits pompons bien peignés, rouge grenat violacé, puis mauves, puis gris acier, sont souvent griffés d’un peu de blanc. Au gré des jeux d’ombre et de lumière, elles se font rouge cramoisi, violet presque pur ou cerise… Inodores… petits bouquets inclinés, sur les rameaux minces de ce sarmenteux de taille modeste, au feuillage sombre et au bois presque sans épines. Vers 1900. RHS Award of Garden Merit 1994.
Book  (1996)  Page(s) 64.  
'Bleu Magenta' unknown French origin. Dark violet-red, passing to lighter tones, once-blooming, late-blooming, in clusters. Almost without prickles. Very long canes.
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 54.  
Bleu Magenta Rambler, dark crimson-purple, Originator and date unknown. Description.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 136.  Includes photo(s).
Bleu Magenta Polyantha rambler. Parentage unknown. Origin unknown, c. 1900. Description and cultivation... Produces clusters of small, rich purple flowers with muddled petals and golden stamens...
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 147.  Includes photo(s).
A late-flowering Rambler with superb, dark purple flowers that fade to a deep mauvish-grey. Unknown origin, arrived 1910.
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 88-89.  Includes photo(s).
Bleu Magenta A small-flowered rambler of unknown origin, but similar in many characters, especially the thornlessness, to 'Veilchenblau'. Growth up to 5 m. No scent. Once flowering, later than other purple ramblers, the flowers maturing to deep mauve and grey. Parentage not recorded.
Book  (1976)  Page(s) 22.  
location 97/1, Bleu Magenta , (France ?), hybrid multiflora, dark purple-red, small, double, strong fragrance, high
Book  (1965)  Page(s) 64.  
Bleu Magenta. This rose reached me from the Roseraie de l'Haÿ near Paris, but I have been unable to trace the name anywhere. This is unfortunate, since it is that largest in flower and the richest in colour of the purplish ramblers. Fully double the flowers in dense clusters, darkest violet-crimson fading to dark parma-violet and grey, with an occasional white fleck. Practically scentless. Shining dark green leaves on nearly thornless green wood. An effective garden plant. About 15 feet. The last to flower of the purple ramblers.
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