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'Blue Moon' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 90-257
most recent 11 JAN 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 11 JAN 16 by Nastarana
'Blue Moon' and 'Cl. Blue Moon' are both being offered for sale again this year by Burgess Seed & Plant Co. Would anyone happen to know if the Burgess 'Blue moon' is correctly named?
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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #5 of 6 posted 1 NOV 15 by Michael Garhart
YES! It has been on my "want list" for some time now.
Reply #6 of 6 posted 1 NOV 15 by Jay-Jay
That rose is worthwhile to look out for and forward to too!
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 #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 #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.
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.
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