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ROSA (BLUEBERRY HILL™)

Image of Rosa 'Wekcryplag' (BLUEBERRY HILL™) PP10072

James H. Schutte

Family

Rosaceae

Botanical Name

ROSA 'Wekcryplag'(BLUEBERRY HILL™) PP10072

Plant Common Name

Floribunda Rose

General Description

Loads of semi-double, lavender roses are the highlight of the floribunda rose, Blueberry Hill™. It produces many clusters of flowers throughout the growing season, with good care, and is somewhat resistant to blackspot and rust. This 1995 Weeks Rose introduction was hybridized by Thomas F. Carruth or Altadena, California.

This relatively hardy rose is a woody deciduous shrub with stems lined with sharp woody thorns. It has a bushy habit, semi-glossy compound leaves of medium green, and is everblooming. Its semi-double flowers have 12 to 16 petals and are soft lavender. They are borne in irregular clusters and have a light, fruity fragrance.

Roses prefer full to partial sun, moderate temperatures and perfectly drained, slightly acid soil with average to good fertility. They grow best in places with slightly dry climates, because such climates disfavor the fungal diseases that plague them. For this reason, it is important to maintain good airflow within and between planted roses through good planting and pruning practices which will dissuade fungal attacks. Roses are rife with pest and disease problems. Fortunately, new cultivars are bred to be disease resistant. This selection is somewhat tolerant of rust and powdery mildew.

Floribunda roses are a landscape must. They are perfect for sunny foundations, mixed borders and hedges. Especially pretty cultivars like this one.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m

  • Width

    3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Color

    Pink, Lavender

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Bark Color

    Green, Sandy Brown, Gray

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Semi-Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    Yes

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No