'Blue Nile ®' rose Description
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Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Tea.Registration name: DELnibleExhibition name:
Blue Nile ®
Mauve, blue highlights. Strong, citrus, fruity, tea fragrance. 50 to 55 petals. Average diameter 8". Very large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Ovoid buds.
Tall, spreading, upright. Large, dark green foliage.
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for cut flower, exhibition or garden. Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.
United States - Patent No: PP 4,671 on 17 Mar 1981 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 06/108,159 on 28 Dec 1979
Weeks Roses 1999-2000 Catalog says parentage is [('Holstein' x 'Bayadere') x 'Prelude'] x 'St. Exupery'.