Thursday, 28 June 2012

Rhapsody In Blue

Meet Rosa 'Rhapsody in Blue', it is not really a blue rose but a lovely purple nonetheless. The picture does not truly do justice to the colour of this flower which contrasts especially well with dark glossy green leaves. It also has a really really nice perfume more woodsy than other roses.  It is a modern floribunda so pruning won't be much of a problem, in late winter or early spring (just before growth commences) you cut the stems back. The most vigorous ones you can leave some 30 centimeters, the weaker canes closer to the ground. It flowers on new wood. I bought this in flower last year but it does not seem to have suffered from the move at all it is in full bud and should flower into September.

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