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Rose 'Rhapsody in Blue' (Floribunda Rose)Rosa

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

£16.99

The closest you'll find to a blue rose!

Repeat-flowering with a sweet perfume

Ideal for borders and rose gardens

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Height Up to 120cm (47in)
Spread Up to 90cm (35in)

Hardy Shrub

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Description
The quest for a blue rose has produced this intriguing variety with dark purple flowers. The shapely, semi-double blooms have an appealing sweet fragrance that adds to their appeal. This floribunda rose will repeat flower throughout the summer, with blooms fading to a grey-mauve as they mature. With a tall, upright habit Rose 'Rhapsody in Blue' makes a superb addition to borders, attracting pollinating insects to its nectar rich blooms. Height: 120cm (48"). Spread: 90cm (36").

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1 Bare Root Plant (KB9762)

How to Grow
Plant bare root roses at the earliest opportunity following delivery. To avoid the risk from the build-up of harmful soil organisms and disease, choose an open position in full sun that has not been planted with roses in recent years. Roses enjoy a rich, fertile, well drained soil. Dig in plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost to the soil prior to planting roses and add a small handful of granular fertiliser to the planting hole.

These plants are lifted from the nursery field when dormant, and sent to you in late autumn or spring for planting. They often look dead on arrival, but they are just resting in the dormant period and will establish quickly for a strong start in the garden come spring. Set out in prepared soil in holes wide enough and deep enough to lay out the roots. Tread down the planting soil to knock out air pockets. Water well to settle. Apply a mulch to protect roots from cold temperatures. If conditions prevent immediate planting, set roughly into loose soil or a pot of compost (‘heeling in’) to protect the roots. Set these at the same level as they were in the nursery field – you should see a soil line at the base of the stem. Stake trees, taller shrubs and roses to prevent root disturbance.

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Feed and water rose plants regularly and deadhead faded flowers. When growing roses it is necessary to remove any suckers that arise from the base of the plant, below the graft union. In winter, begin pruning floribunda roses by removing dead and diseased wood, and any rubbing or damaged branches. Then reduce the stems to 20cm (10”) above ground level. Side shoots should be reduced to two buds. Apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost to the base of the plant after pruning.
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