Rosa 'Blue for You'

Rosa 'Blue for You'

Description: A new mauve introduction of perpetual flowering floribunda or cluster rose, with masses of semi double flowers from May through to September. The flowers open to a rich purple-mauve fading to a lovely slate blue, and have a rich violet scent so a beautiful combination. The compact bush is nearly thorn-less with glossy foliage which has above average disease resistance. A worthwhile new blue variety

Uses: Good for use in borders, mixed planting and containers.

Climate/Position: Open sunny position preferred

Height/Spread: Low growing approximately 80cm x 65cm.

Soil Requirements: Though roses will tolerate most soil types, for best results roses prefer deep, rich, free draining soils with plenty of organic matter.

Avoid planting in sites that have previously been used for growing roses. Add organic matter before planting and mulch regularly for best results.

Pruning: Pruning roses is best undertaken at the end of February. On all plants remove any dead and diseased stems, as well as very weak and thin stems, and then the oldest stems to encourage rejuvenation. Try to develop an open vase shaped bush for better air movement to reduce risk of pests and disease. Cut down the height by between one third and two thirds.

Within the flowering season, dead heading blooms after colour throughout the season will improve the overall look and flowering capacity of the plant.

Special Requirements: Feeding roses in spring and applying annual mulch will enhance performance, encourage healthy growth and lead to improved flowering.

Additional Interest: Plant breeders Rights apply

Trade name 'Pejamblu' A recent introduced by rose breeder Peter James in 2007