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'Blackberry Nip' rose Description
'Blackberry Nip (hybrid tea, Somerfield 1996)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Nissensmor
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
SOMnip
HMF Ratings:
60 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: SOMnip
Exhibition name: Blackberry Nip
Origin:
Bred by Rob Somerfield (New Zealand, 1996).
Introduced in New Zealand by Glenavon Roses Ltd. in 1996 as 'Blackberry Nip'.
Introduced in Australia by Roses and Friends Archive of closed nursery in 2008.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Mauve or purple blend.  Deep purple. Magenta purple.  Strong fragrance.  41 to 67 petals.  Average diameter 4.25".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, quartered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  

Height: 31" to 4'11" (80 to 150cm).  Width: 39" (100cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for garden.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, susceptible to Mildew.  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.  
Patents:
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Notes:
One of the roses (listed as 'Blackberry Nip') in the Rose Introducers of New Zealand (RINZ) 1998 Display Trial.
 
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