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'Azubis ®' rose Description
'Indigoletta' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Henrique Rodrigues Vivián
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Mauve or mauve blend Large-Flowered Climber.
Exhibition name: Indigoletta
Bred by G. L. M. Van de Laak (Netherlands, 1981).
Introduced in Netherlands by Verschuren & Sons by Royal Warrant in 1985 as 'Indigoletta'.
Climber, Hybrid Tea, Cl., Large-Flowered Climber.  
Mauve.  Strong fragrance.  Double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Height of 8' 2" to 9' 10" (250 to 300 cm).  
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Belgium - Patent No: 305
Blue Queen protected until December 31, 2002
Germany - Patent No: ROS 297
Termination of protection on 31.12.2007
Netherlands - Patent No: 5325  on  28 Jan 1981
Blue Queen, een blauwe klimroos, is ...een mutant van de blauwe struikroos "Mainzer Fastnacht"
'Azubis' is the breeder-registered name and the synonym 'Indigoletta' is not approved by the breeder.
Original registration in Netherlands as 'Blue Queen'. The breeder lost a court case against H.A. Verschuren & Son and Kwekerij 't Hulder B.V. on August 31, 1992, where he claimed that these two nurseries introduced his 'Blue Queen' under the name 'Indigoletta'. He could not prove that these two roses are identical [From Bijblad bij De Industriële Eigendom", June 16, 1994]
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