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'Blue Peter' rose Description
'Bluenette' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Norbert Weihrauch
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HMF Ratings:
26 favorite votes.  
Mauve or mauve blend Miniature.
Registration name: RUIblun
Exhibition name: Blue Peter
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'.
Miniature, Patio.  
Lilac - purple.  Mild fragrance.  Small, semi-double (9-16 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Short, bushy, compact.  Small, semi-glossy, light green foliage.  
Height of 1' to 18" (30 to 45 cm).  Width of 1' (30 cm).
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.  
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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