HelpMeFind Roses, Clematis and Peonies
Roses, Clematis and Peonies
and everything gardening related.
DescriptionPhotosLineageAwardsReferencesMember RatingsMember CommentsMember JournalsCuttingsGardensBuy From 
'Blue Moon' rose Reviews & Comments
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.
REPLY
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.
REPLY
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.
REPLY
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.
REPLY
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?
REPLY
Reply #5 of 6 posted 1 NOV 15 by Michael Garhart
YES! It has been on my "want list" for some time now.
REPLY
Reply #6 of 6 posted 1 NOV 15 by Jay-Jay
That rose is worthwhile to look out for and forward to too!
REPLY
Discussion id : 8-903
most recent 4 JUN 13 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 1 JUN 05 by YellOhRose
How do I know whether I have the Tantau or the Kordes rose? This is very confusing.
REPLY
Reply #1 of 2 posted 1 JUN 05 by The Old Rosarian
These two roses are not totally identical when placed side by side. The Kordes rose is the more vigorous of the two and is very prone to black spot in the PNW but prefers the cooler climate andso grows better than in a very warm one. The flowers are large and have a faint rose scent. The blue colour is stronger in full sun. The Tantau rose has by far the best fragrance and it is very strong. It too has large flowers but they do tend to go pinker in the full sun. Hope this helps.
REPLY
Reply #2 of 2 posted 4 JUN 13 by Benaminh
Variation in fragrance, color, and Blackspot might be due to growing conditions? How about leaves and thorns, any difference there? I'm trying to find Kordes' Blue Girl.
REPLY
Discussion id : 62-979
most recent 26 MAR 12 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 26 MAR 12 by Matt's Northwest Florida Garden
I grew Blue Moon many years ago, and it had thick stems, strong (even gigantic) canes and huge, very fragrant blooms. I just received a plant from Pickering, so I hope it is the same rose as in the past. - Alss, out of all the great roses from Pickering, only Blue Moon bit the dust. Guess I will have to try again next year.
REPLY
Discussion id : 62-069
most recent 16 FEB 12 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 16 FEB 12 by jimeastcoast
Hi,
Today a received notice that there was a message concerning cuttings for Blue Moon though I did not actually receive the message.
When I looked at the cuttings, under Blue Moon directly, I saw that I am listed as both having and wanting cuttings.
I don't own the plant nor do I want cuttings at this time. I believe it was a computer error I made due to my inexperience with the cutting exchange format.
There, could you please remove my have/want cuttings on the Blue Moon cutting site. I would have removed it myself but didn't know how to and tried but couldn't.
Thanks,
Jim Provenzano
Jimeastcoast
REPLY
Reply #1 of 1 posted 16 FEB 12 by HMF Admin
Updating you plant cuttings list is easy.

1. Click the item "Cutting Exchange" found in the green navigation menu on the left of most every page.
2. Click the My Cuttings tab.
3. Scroll down to the plant in question and click the REMOVE button.

That should do it. Let us know if you need further assistance and thank you for your support of HMF.
REPLY
© 2018 HelpMeFind.com