'Blue Nile ®' rose Description
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Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Tea.Registration name: DELnibleExhibition name:
Blue Nile ®
Mauve or purple blend. Strong, citrus, fruity, tea fragrance. Average diameter 5". Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, classic hybrid tea, exhibition, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Ovoid buds.
Tall, spreading, upright. Large, dark green foliage.
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for cut flower, exhibition or garden. 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.
Weeks Roses 1999-2000 Catalog says parentage is [('Holstein' x 'Bayadere') x 'Prelude'] x 'St. Exupery'.