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'Blue For You' rose Description
'Blue For You (Floribunda, James, 2006)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
98 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Floribunda.
Registration name: Pejamblu
Exhibition name: Blue For You
Origin:
Bred by Peter J. James (United Kingdom, 2001).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Warner's Roses in 2007 as 'Blue For You'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Lilac, lighter reverse, ages to blue .  A true old purple, with a blush to white centre,.  None to mild, opinions vary fragrance.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium-large, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, thornless (or almost).  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 35" to 6' 7" (90 to 200 cm).  Width of 47" (120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, garden or hedge.  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.  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 2007/185  on  2007   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
New Zealand - Application No: ROS955  on  27 Oct 2009
 
United States - Patent No: PP 20,325  on  22 Sep 2009   VIEW USPTO PATENT

A new and distinct cultivar of Rose plant named `Pejamblu` is
characterized in compact upright bush having a mauve/lilac color flowers
ageing to a slate blue and having a strong pleasant fragrance. The plant
also benefits from a lengthy flowering period of repeated flowerings
between spring and fall. The plant is tolerant of dry conditions and
exhibits tolerance to Black Spot and Powdery mildew, Rust mildew, and
Downey mildew.

Inventors:
James; Peter (Tividale, Oldbury, West Midlands, GB)
Ploidy:
Triploid
Notes:
Ploidy checked by David Zlesak, December 14, 2013