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'Dress Blues' rose Description
'Violet's Pride' rose photo
Photo courtesy of ksinGA
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
14 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Floribunda.
Registration name: WEKwibysicpep
Exhibition name: Violet's Pride
Origin:
Bred by Christian Bédard (United States, before 2013).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 2017 as 'Violet's Pride'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Lavender, fuchsia / magenta center, lavender reverse.  Strong, citrus, fruity, spice fragrance.  29 to 65 petals.  Average diameter 3.25".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, rounded.  Large, glossy, dark green foliage.  3 to 9 leaflets.  
Height of 30" to 4' 11" (75 to 150 cm).  Width of 47" to 5' 7" (120 to 170 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Can be used for garden.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  
Breeder's notes:
Named for the Dowager Countess of Grantham, Violet Crawley, this rose is the embodiment of the character from the PBS series, Downton Abbey. Wise and passionate, she is a witty spitfire to the core and has a likability about her that makes her one of the most memorable characters. The fragrance of sugary fruit with some spice for good measure.
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 29,398  on  19 Jun 2018   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 15/530'016  on  18 Nov 2016
This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of Floribunda Rose. It has a non-disseminated seedling of my creation as its seed parent with the following genetic origin {[(International Herald Tribune×Rosa soulieana derivative)×(Sweet Chariot×Blue Nile)]×[Blueberry Hill×Stephen's Big Purple]} and a non-disseminated seedling of my creation as its pollen parent with the following genetic origin (Crystalline×Perfume Perfection)
....The accompanying photograph illustrates the new variety and shows the flowering thereof from bud to full bloom depicted in color as nearly correct as it is possible to make in a color illustration of the character. The branches used for the photograph came from 3 to 4 year-old rose plants of the new variety grown outdoors in Pomona, Calif. in the month of November
Notes:
Source: Dress Blues