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'Blue Mist' rose References
Book  (2007)  Page(s) 57.  
Blue Mist Min. M. 1975, Ralph Moore S.;  bud short, rounded, flowers soft pink to lavender, micro-mini, small, 25 petals, intense fragrance; foliage soft; vigorous, bushy, rounded growth; [seedling x seedling]; int. by Sequoia Nirsery, 1970. 
Book  (2006)  Page(s) 106.  
Polyanthas.  Blue Mist Pol. (Min) Good reliable rebloom. Outstanding fragrance.  Habit diagram 2, [e.g. The Fairy and Marie Pavie]  Moore, 1970.  [Provenance Korbel] Lilac to lilac-pink pompons in large clusters of tiny flowers; they are fragrant, and the plant very compact.  Not at all in the Rouletti mould, but more like a miniature polyantha, so we have moved it from the Miniatures.  As Ralph Moore said, "If it looks like a Mini, it is a Mini."  This doesn't and isn't.  A graceful, spreading small shrub.  Exquisite color. 
Book  (2002)  Page(s) 27.  
Rated 7.5
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 56.  
Blue Mist Miniature, soft pink to lavender, 1970, Seedling x Seedling; Moore, R.S. Description.
Book  (1985)  
p13.  And because of my delight in the mauve colours I have a special affection for a little one called Blue Mist, though this one is not easy to find. 

p15.  Floribunda style.  While most minatures will produce three and more blooms to a stem these have the look of the free, flatter bloom of the floribunda:  Cinderella (white), Blue Mist (lavender), Popcorn (white), Stacey Sue (light pink), Little Buckaroo (red), Anytime (orange), Orange Sunblaze (orange).
Book  (1980)  Page(s) 48.  
Blue Mist Min. (R. S. Moore; int. Sequoia Nurs., '70)  Unnamed seedling x unnamed seedling.  Bud short, rounded; fl. small, dbl. (18-25 petals), open, very fragrant, soft pink to lavender. Fol. soft. Vig., bushy, rounded; abundant bloom. m. 
Book  (1978)  Page(s) 157.  
Proof of the Pudding.
Blue Mist  Min, m, 6.5 (6.5) is generally tall and likely to spread. It is prolific for some, stingy for others. It appeals to some, repels others. It is vigorous for some, lethargic for others. Most reporters did agree on me thing: the color fades. There are sprays. So consult your local or district Proof of the Pudding on this novelty. 25 reports.
Book  (1977)  Page(s) 176.  
Proof of the Pudding.
Blue Mist Min. m. 5.9. The report in the Central District was fairly light green foliage, pretty and very vigorous, but only at a distance does it look good.  Flowers can't bear close inpection, but the color isn't too bad. In Penn-Jersey they consider the plant vigorous and abundant, but the flowers are ugly. In the No. Central District, reporters differed sharply; some disappointed and called it ugly, others called it dainty and a prize winner, a generous bush that produces sprays of tiny pale blue blooms. Maybe another year will tell more. In the Deep South the comment was that this plant can take very little sun, otherwise the blooms open too fast and become gray. In the So. Central District it was vigorous, but all they can say for it is that it doesn't look like much. In the Pacific SW it was a heavy bloomer, mostly in sprays, blooms large for a miniature, foliage nice and lacy. It was an unusual plant, and sometimes had white and lavender blooms all on the same spray.
Book  (1976)  Page(s) 205.  
Proof of the Pudding.
Blue Mist, Min,m, 5.6. Colonial: strictly a novelty mini; one reporter said thousands of tiny formless flowers on a large plant. No. Central: a good growing mini, tall with small foliage and small petals, repeats quite well all year; color is an unusual live mauve; blooms in singles or sprays; a real conversation piece that maintains interest in any garden. One reporter said it looks like small wildflowers. Pacific SW: not for the show table, but it has unusual color and good sprays, and seems to do well along the coast. Rocky Mountain: old rose bloom form, mostly in sprays; poor for show but good for a border; winter hardy in our area. Pacific NW: medium-size cane with bushy growth, good disease resistance and free bloom.  Blooms do fade, and have an old rose look to them.
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