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'WEKfabpur' rose Description
'Midnight Blue ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Lyn G
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Mauve or mauve blend Shrub.
Registration name: WEKfabpur
Exhibition name: Midnight Blue ™
Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, 2004).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 2005 as 'Midnight Blue'.
Introduced in United Kingdom by C & K Jones in 2007 as 'Midnight Blue'.
Floribunda, Shrub.  
Purple, lighter reverse.  Strong, clove, spice fragrance.  17 to 25 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Small to medium, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Short, bushy, compact, thornless (or almost).  Medium, semi-glossy, light green foliage.  

Height: 2' to 32" (60 to 80cm).  
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  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.  
Breeder's notes:
Color: Flower deep velvet purple, reverse slightly lighter than the upper surface.
United States - Patent No: PP 16,623  on  6 Jun 2006   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  15 Oct 2004