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'Blue Monday' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 94-448
most recent 17 AUG 16 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 17 AUG 16 by Unregistered Guest
Available from - English stockists of blue moon by peter beale
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Discussion id : 92-471
most recent 30 APR 16 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 30 APR 16 by bumblekim
I have had a Blue Moon growing in my zone 5b garden for over 5 years. Every year it grows over 6 feet tall, and has dieback down to the snow line or below. The flowers are huge and fragrant. I once had a bloom in December a few years ago. The trick might be that I planted it only about 12" from my basement at the foot of my house, on a south-southeast facing wall. It is protected from the worst winds and may benefit from heat seeping from my 1800's fieldstone basement... I also grow a Pink Peace similarly, again 5 + years old.
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Discussion id : 90-257
most recent 11 JAN 16 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 11 JAN 16 by Nastarana
'Blue Moon' and 'Cl. Blue Moon' are both being offered for sale again this year by Burgess Seed & Plant Co. Would anyone happen to know if the Burgess 'Blue moon' is correctly named?
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Discussion id : 88-965
most recent 1 NOV 15 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 31 OCT 15 by Michael Garhart
I actually hate this rose. Yeah, not a particularly helpful review. Beyond blackspot, there is the really "cold" color. I hate it in the landscape.

With that said, and going through the photos of this very popular rose, I noticed that there is a lot of mis-matched foliage. In other words, it is possible that cultivars that are sold as 'Blue Moon' could be other mauve roses. Interestingly enough, some of those that seem to not match in flowers, sometimes lack that cold, harsh mauve tone of 'Blue Girl'.

Something to watch for when buying 'Blue Moon' and other similar mauve roses.
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Reply #1 of 6 posted 31 OCT 15 by sutekesh
Personally, I love the colour. Suppose tastes differ - everyone entitled to their own opinion. Blackspot also hasn't been a problem for me on this rose.
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Reply #2 of 6 posted 31 OCT 15 by Jay-Jay
I still don't know, if I really like or dislike this rose. And for sure it is no landscaping rose at all! It belongs in a cultivated garden. As for vigour and disease-resistance: The first year it grew and flowered above expectations. But after a bad winter it came back as a weak and diseased plant with foliage-issues.
Almost no flowers and year after year it declined instead of recovered.
This year just one flower. I will not be surprised, if it disappears/dies next season.
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Reply #3 of 6 posted 1 NOV 15 by Michael Garhart
Sorry, I meant landscape in more general terms. As in, when you're scanning a yard, garden, etc. I used it because the color, for me, interrupts the general scheme of things. But as sutekesh pointed out, its a very subjective reaction. Some people HATE 'Honey Dijon'. I'm neutral about it. Its an interesting take on russet, because it has a gold tint to it, but it's not speaking to me either. And some people LOVE it. Personally, I like russets like 'Tom Brown', but they all have "meh" plants. The reverse on it is so cool and kind of old world romantic rustic feeling.
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Reply #4 of 6 posted 1 NOV 15 by Jay-Jay
I understand about the general terms. It is not a "natural" colour... but like all the H.T's in our garden, the plant is not meant to be beautiful, but to produce rose-flowers for on the vase. I cultivate them, like I would do with vegetables.
And as for the russets: Did You take a look at Rhosyn Margaret Williams?
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Reply #5 of 6 posted 1 NOV 15 by Michael Garhart
YES! It has been on my "want list" for some time now.
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Reply #6 of 6 posted 1 NOV 15 by Jay-Jay
That rose is worthwhile to look out for and forward to too!
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