Rosa 'Midnight Blue'
Compact rose with a tidy rounded shape and glossy bright green foliage. Thorn-less or nearly so. Produces large clusters of relatively small flowers in flushes throughout the season. Deep purple flowers, about 8 cm across, with yellow stamens and delicate splashes of white in the center, maturing to bluish purple. In cooler weather the flowers tend to be larger and the flower colour intensifies. Spicy fragrance.
Registration name: Rosa 'WEKfabpur'. Bred by Tom Carruth (USA, 2004).
Prefers a sunny position in any well-draining soil with a generous amount of organic matter. Fertilise in early spring and again in early summer. Dead-head during the flowering season and prune in winter. Blackspot and mildew resistant.
Gorgeous dark purple flowers, contrasting beautifully with the bright green foliage. Great for flower display in beds or borders, as a single specimen or in groups. Can be grown as a standard or a shrub. Looks lovely in combination with other shrubs flowering in shades of purple. When creating a predominantly purple composition, add a few yellow-flowering plants to brighten up the scene.
Type of plantShrub - Deciduous
Size.9-1.2 m tall
Landscape Useflower display, fragrance
- Temperature: Hardy
- Light: High
- Moisture: Medium
- Soil: Light Medium Heavy
- Wind tolerance: Average