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'Blue Moon' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 92-471
most recent 30 APR 16 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 30 APR 16 by bumblekim
I have had a Blue Moon growing in my zone 5b garden for over 5 years. Every year it grows over 6 feet tall, and has dieback down to the snow line or below. The flowers are huge and fragrant. I once had a bloom in December a few years ago. The trick might be that I planted it only about 12" from my basement at the foot of my house, on a south-southeast facing wall. It is protected from the worst winds and may benefit from heat seeping from my 1800's fieldstone basement... I also grow a Pink Peace similarly, again 5 + years old.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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