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Blue Skies

Type: Hardy

Hybrid Tea form, a lovely rose whose color is Iobelia blue. Beautiful long pointed buds open into fragrant eye-catching 4-5" blooms (petals 32-40) which deepen with age. An upright continual blooming bushy plant with serrated leaves that start red-bronze and finish a matte-green. This is a rose of very complex breeding ancestry. Winter hardy in Iowa without protection.

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Additional Info

Additional Info

Alternate Name(s) No
Specifc ARS Score No
Bloom Type Double
Breeder Code No
Characteristics Winter Hardy
Specific Color Unusual Lobelia blue
Country of Origin USA
Fragrance Lightly Fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s) 4 (-30° to -20°), 5 (-20° to -10°), 6 (-10° to 0°), 7 (0° to 10°), 8 (10° to 20°), 9 (20° to 30°), 10 (30° to 40°)
Patent # No
Rebloom Continual Blooming
Shade Tolerant No
Approximate Size 3 - 4' x 3'
Year 1984


Customer Reviews (2)

Slow start - black spotReview by Amy
I purchased two Blue Skies for planting spring 2017. They came healthy and beautiful from HR but we had such a wet summer! I was plagued with black spot the whole summer. Constant pruning to keep the black spot at bay kept the plants small. Towards August/September when the rain subsided, the blooms came out and I had more cane growth. I'm hoping for better success in 2018. *I followed all of HR's recommendations on planting, fertilizing and treating for black spot* (Posted on 10/23/2017)
A Truly Beautiful Rose! Beautiful!Review by Dixie
This Rose plant took a while to settle in and begin blooming. I was kicking myself because I had not read the reviews. Then, when I did I was pretty discouraged. NOT! This Rose is NOT spindley, it's vigorous and when it finally put on buds it produced at least 6, followed by another 4 or 5. The "blue" is nowhere near Lobelia Blue in my garden, (alkaline) but it is lovely, rather soft Lavenderish Blue/Pink. Light pastel color. Wonderful Tea Rose shaped bud opens to a very high centered bloom. Lasts for days through HOT weather. I am very pleased with this variety. Can't wait until next year for larger and even more blooms! (Posted on 8/24/2017)

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