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'Blueberry Hill ™' rose Description
'Blueberry Hill ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Brenton George
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
53 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Floribunda.
Registration name: WEKcryplag
Exhibition name: Blueberry Hill ™
Origin:
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, before 1996).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 1997 as 'Blueberry Hill'.
Class:
Floribunda, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Lavender.  Moderate, apple, fruity, rose fragrance.  12 to 15 petals.  Average diameter 4.25".  Large, semi-double (9-16 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, flat to cupped bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Large, long, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, rounded, thornless (or almost), upright, well-branched.  Large, semi-glossy, dark green, dense foliage.  
Height of 3' to 4¼' (90 to 130 cm).  Width of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Can be used for garden.  Vigorous.  produces decorative hips.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 10,072  on  21 Oct 1997   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/656,453  on  31 May 1996
Notes:
One of the roses (listed as 'Blueberry Hill') in the Rose Introducers of New Zealand (RINZ) 1998 Display Trial.
According to the New Zealand Plant Variety Rights (PVR) web page, application for a PVR Grant for this rose was made March 24, 1999 (Application No. ROS696). The breeder's Reference for this rose is A87-A1. The New Zealand Trade Name is 'Blueberry Hill'.