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Rosa 'Rhapsody in Blue' (Shrub Rose)

Rose 'Rhapsody in Blue', Rosa 'FRAntasia', Shrub Roses


Rosa 'Rhapsody in Blue' is a tall, bushy shrub rose boasting very fragrant, cupped, semi-double (16 petals), iridescent purple flowers fading to mauve-gray. When wide open, they reveal a bouquet of golden stamens. Rich of a strong, orange fragrance, the blossoms, 2.5 in. across (5 cm), are freely produced from late spring to fall and offer a lovely contrast against the medium green, semi-glossy foliage. Reliably repeat-flowering and disease resistant, this shrub rose is perfect for the sunny mixed border.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 4-5 ft. tall (120-150 cm) and 3 ft. across (90 cm).
  • Best grown in full sun in rich, fertile with adequate moisture, well-drained soils For best flowering apply a balanced fertilizer and mulch in late winter or early spring and a balanced fertilizer again in early summer.
  • Forms a good, healthy, well branched shrub whose striking beauty allows it be treated as a specimen plant in the landscape. It is also a superb addition to the border, may be used for hedging and its medium size allows it to fit small gardens.
  • Susceptible to blackspot
  • Propagate by hardwood cuttings in autumn or by chip budding in summer.
  • Bred by Frank R. Cowlishaw (United Kingdom, before 1999).

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Plant Type Roses, Shrubs
Plant Family Rosa - English Roses, Rosa - Shrub Roses, Rosa - Roses
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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© Martin Ogden and www.teddingtongardener.com

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Plant Type Roses, Shrubs
Plant Family Rosa - English Roses, Rosa - Shrub Roses, Rosa - Roses
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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