Rhapsody In Blue
Rhapsody in Blue™
(cv. FRAntasia) ● Pat.#17,518 ● Only Available Budded
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A whisper started in England. And then the story spread about a nearly-blue rose with gray-green leaves coming from an amateur hybridizer, Frank Cowlishaw. With the first flowering in the trials, the world-wide rumor ran rampant about this remarkable rose. Yet the trials showed the elusive beauty to be true to its English upbringing, having a definite preference for cool conditions. The upright bushy pillar sulks in the heat but recovers remarkably with milder temps.
Class
Shrub
Color
Smoke-blue purple blend
Height/Habit
Medium to tall/Irregular, upright
Bloom/Size
Medium, semi-double, in clusters
Petal Count
15 to 20
Fragrance
Moderate sweet spice
Hybridizer
Cowlishaw—2006
Parentage
Summerwine x {International Herald Tribune x [(Blue Moon x Montezuma) x (Violacea x Montezuma)]}
Comments
Demands moderate temps. No other rose color like it!