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'Purple Rain' rose Description
'Purple Rain (hybrid tea, Kawamoto, 1987)' rose photo
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
13 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Kawamoblue
Exhibition name: Purple Rain
Origin:
Bred by Hiromoto Kawamoto (Japan, 1987).
Introduced in United States by Carlton Rose Nurseries, Inc. Archive in 1994 as 'Purple Rain'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Mauve or purple blend.  Moderate fragrance.  24 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, thornless (or almost), upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 4½' to 5' (135 to 150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 9,987  on  5 Aug 1997   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/587,764  on  15 Dec 1995
Notes:
Carlton Rose Nursery says this rose is lavender with a pink tint. It has great fragrance and it grows like a shorter grandiflora.
Source for seed parent: Purple Rain
Purple Rain
Purple Rain