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'Wild Blue Yonder ™' rose Description
'Blue Eden' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Irina Shushakova
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
84 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Grandiflora.
Registration name: WEKisosblip
Origin:
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, 2004).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 2006 as 'Wild Blue Yonder'.
Class:
Grandiflora.  
Bloom:
Mauve or purple blend, red edges.  Strong, citrus, rose, spice fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 3.25".  Medium to large, double (17-25 petals), in large clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, upright.  Large, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for garden.  Heat tolerant.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  
Breeder's notes:
Large clusters, unusual color, strong spice fragrance
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 18,554  on  4 Mar 2008   VIEW USPTO PATENT

A new variety of Grandiflora rose suitable for garden decoration, having
flowers of red-purple with a lavender eye coloration.



Inventors:
Carruth; Thomas F. (Altadena, CA)
Assignee:

Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc.
(Upland,
CA)


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