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'Blue Ribbon' rose Description
'Blue Ribbon' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
20 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: AROlical
Exhibition name: Blue Ribbon
Origin:
Bred by Jack E. Christensen (United States, 1984).
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Lavender.  Strong, fruity, sweet fragrance.  35 to 40 petals.  Large, double (17-25 petals), high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of up to 4' 11" (up to 150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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:
Lavender Hybrid Tea, very fragrant, large flowers. Moderate growth; low to moderate height. (as per JC's website).
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 6,000  on  1 Sep 1987   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 06/773,661  on  9 Sep 1985
Notes:
Parentage given is according to breeder.