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Perennial Blue  rose photo courtesy of member a_carl76
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most recent 27 JUN 17 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 26 JUN 17 by Ika
I am sorry, I am convinced this is not perenial blue rose
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 26 JUN 17 by a_carl76
I can assure you that this is Perennial Blue - it does appear more pink this year, and my guess is that with all the rain, nutrients were depleted from the soil that made the blooms less purple than they usually are. Also, as the photo remarks state, I pruned it back to appear more as a bush than a climber. It is a freestanding plant so I can't allow it to ramble up anymore. The plus side of pruning it back so hard is that it was covered with more blooms than usual. Please remember that the colors of the blooms and even the shape of the plant of many rose varieties may be different due to environmental issues.

This plant was from a cutting provided by Kim Rupert about 5 years ago. If you take a look at the photos he has posted you can see what my plant usually looks like when allowed to climb and when in bloom.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 27 JUN 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Agree with a_carl76: OWN-ROOT roses look very different from GRAFTED-roses. OWN-ROOT roses, grown from cuttings, are shorter & bushier & paler foliage, and lighter-blooms than GRAFTED. My own-root Pink Peace has a lighter-color pink than GRAFTED-on-Dr.Huey Pink Peace. Same with own-root Double-Delight compared to Grafted. Same with own-root Heirloom rose (light lavender), verses Heirloom-grafted on Dr. Huey (deep purple). Own-root Jude the Obscure has a lighter-yellow color than Jude-grafted-on-Dr.Huey. Dr.Huey-rootstock is aggressive in secreting acid, to make trace elements more available for deeper colors. Dr. Huey-rootstock can go through my rock-hard clay better than my steel-shovel.
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