'A87-A1' rose Description
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Lavender. Moderate, apple, fruity, rose fragrance. 12 to 15 petals. Average diameter 4.25". Large, semi-double (9-16 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, flat to cupped bloom form. Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season. Large, long, pointed buds.
Medium, bushy, rounded, thornless (or almost), upright, well-branched. Large, semi-glossy, dark green, dense foliage.
Height of 3' to 4¼' (90 to 130 cm). Width of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).
USDA zone 5b and warmer. Can be used for garden. Vigorous. produces decorative hips. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. 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. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).
United States - Patent No: PP 10,072 on 21 Oct 1997 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/656,453 on 31 May 1996
One of the roses (listed as 'Blueberry Hill') in the Rose Introducers of New Zealand (RINZ) 1998 Display Trial.
According to the New Zealand Plant Variety Rights (PVR) web page, application for a PVR Grant for this rose was made March 24, 1999 (Application No. ROS696). The breeder's Reference for this rose is A87-A1. The New Zealand Trade Name is 'Blueberry Hill'.