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'WEKfabpur' rose Description
'Midnight Blue ™' rose photo
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Mauve or mauve blend Shrub.
Registration name: WEKfabpur
Exhibition name: Midnight Blue ™
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, 2004).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 2005 as 'Midnight Blue'.
Introduced in United Kingdom by C & K Jones in 2007 as 'Midnight Blue'.
Purple, lighter reverse.  Strong, clove, spice fragrance.  17 to 25 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Small to medium, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Short, bushy, compact, thornless (or almost).  Medium, semi-glossy, light green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 32" (60 to 80 cm).  
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.  
Breeder's notes:
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  on  15 Oct 2004