Blue Moon Rose flowers
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Height: 4 feet
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 7
Group/Class: Hybrid Tea Rose
This captivating variety produces highly fragrant lavender blooms all season; an upward branching habit producing nice long stems for cutting; makes a distictive addition to any garden setting
Blue Moon Rose features showy fragrant lavender flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall, which emerge from distinctive red flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color.
Blue Moon Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Blue Moon Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Blue Moon Rose will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.