With its exquisite mauve, violet and purple blooms, it's easy to understand the frenzy caused by Rose Rhapsody in Blue when it first appeared as the closest to a blue rose without genetic enhancement. Indeed, this versatile and unique floribunda variety went on to become the deserving winner of Rose of the Year in 2003 and Award of Garden Merit in 2012. Flowering from June to September, Rhapsody in Blue produces tight clusters of semi-double flowers, surrounded by an abundance of pale green foliage. In spite of its delicate beauty, this hardy variety is more resistant to disease than many other 'blue' roses, and can thrive in moderate temperatures preferring partial shade. Grows to a mature height of 1m. We supply only top quality two year old rose bushes.
|Mature Height||100 cm|
|Mature Spread||70 cm|
|Plant Spacing||100 cm|
|Planting||Plant in a hole large enough to take the roots when fully outspread.|
|Soil Type||Fertile, humus rich and well drained soil|
Growing at a glance…
It is vital that roses are planted firmly, to ensure that winds will not damage or disrupt the roots. Apply a balanced fertiliser every 3-4 weeks in the spring/summer and it is also recommended that you apply a mulch in the winter for protection.Can be pruned back to remove any dead wood or growth.It is best to plant roses in winter or early spring, provided there is little frost. To plant, dig a hole large enough to take the roots when fully outspread. Distribute the roots evenly around the hole and put in a little fine soil to which hasbeen added a small amount of bonemeal. Fill in a further 5cm of ordinary soil over the roots and tread in firmly. Generally speaking the depth of planting roses will vary between 10-20cm, but examination of the plants should let you know quiteclearly the depth to plant.