'Midnight Blue ™' rose Description
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Mauve or mauve blend Shrub.Registration name: WEKfabpurExhibition name:
Midnight Blue ™
Purple, lighter reverse. Strong, clove, spice fragrance. 18 to 24 petals. Average diameter 2.75". Medium, double (17-25 petals), in small clusters bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Short, bushy, compact, thornless (or almost). Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage. 3 to 7 leaflets.
Height: 30" to 3' (75 to 90cm). Width: 18" to 2' (45 to 60cm).
USDA zone 5b through 9b. Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden. Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom. 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.
Color: Flower deep velvet purple, reverse slightly lighter than the upper surface.
United States - Patent No: PP 16,623 on 6 Jun 2006 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 10/966,541 on 15 Oct 2004
Inventors: Carruth; Thomas F. (Altadena, CA)
This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of Shrub Rose. It has an undisseminated seedling of my creation as its seed parent with the following genetic origin [(Sweet Chariot.times.Blue Nile).times.Stephen's Big Purple] and an undisseminated seedling of my creation as pollen parent with the following genetic origin [(International Herald Tribune.times.Rosa soulieanna derivative).times.(Sweet Chariot.times.Blue Nile)]. .... description is of 3 to 4 year-old rose plants of the new variety grown outdoors in Upland, Calif. in the month of October.