Every so often a rose comes along that is completely different to anything that is already on the market. One such rose that we are featuring this month is ‘Rhapsody in Blue’
While mauve roses are fairly common, what sets ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ apart is the colour. Opening plum purple, the semi double blooms age to slate blue. Prominent yellow stamens add to the appeal of this rose as does the strong fragrance. The plant is shrub like in habit and can be grown as a pillar or small climber. Generally healthy with light green foliage, it can struggle under warm conditions.
Bred in England by Frank Cowlishaw, its release sparked considerable interest around the world and it continues to make its mark. It is something different to grow and attracts attention wherever it is grown.