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'Blue Peter' rose Description
'Bluenette' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Norbert Weihrauch
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
26 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Miniature.
Registration name: RUIblun
Exhibition name: Blue Peter
Origin:
Bred by Gerrit De Ruiter (Netherlands, before 1983).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Fryer's Roses/Fryer's Nurseries Ltd. in 1983 as 'Blue Peter'.
Class:
Miniature, Patio.  
Bloom:
Lilac - purple.  Mild fragrance.  Small, semi-double (9-16 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Short, bushy, compact.  Small, semi-glossy, light green foliage.  
Height of 1' to 18" (30 to 45 cm).  Width of 1' (30 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders or container rose.  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.  
Notes:
Harkness Roses says this rose has charming flowers of greyish violet...


John Clements says Robert Harkness told him that this rose is named for a flag used in sailing...

 
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