Rose (Rosa 'Stainless Steel') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Stainless Steel'
'WEKblusi'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Mauve and mauve blend
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid tea
Extra Color Info: Silvery lavender
Growth Habit: Tall, 5-7 feet, upright
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: Tom Carruth, 1991
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 7 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Plant Height: 5-7 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Blue Nile x Silverado
Child plants: 4 child plants

I owned this rose several years ago but lost it due to severe dro

Growing Roses in ColoradoGrowing Roses in Colorado
By Skiekitty on February 10, 2013

Roses: Ah, the "Queen of Flowers," the most popular flower given to sweethearts on Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, and even "oops, I messed up, honey, but here's a bouquet to make it better" day. You can grow roses!

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At Regans nursery
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Location: Denver Metro CODate: 2013-06-13
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Survived WELL! zone 5 winter, Colorado
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Location: Denver Metro CODate: 2013-06-21In the dawn light
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Location: Denver Metro CODate: 2013-08-12You can see how the flower \"freckles\" as it ages.  Doesn't matt
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Location: Denver Metro CODate: 2014-06-10Early morning light.
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Date: 2015-05-22
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Your toughest hybrid teas by gemini_sage Feb 6, 2015 6:37 AM 41
2nd (and probably final) flush of roses in my CO garden this year by Skiekitty Sep 11, 2014 6:45 PM 26
June 2014 photos and chat by zuzu Jun 29, 2014 7:07 PM 82
What are your hardiest purple and lavender roses? by Andi May 26, 2013 9:08 PM 5
YAY!! Roses Unlimited sent me purdies! by Skiekitty May 17, 2013 8:32 PM 11
Favorite Fragrant 'Blue' Roses by Steve812 Apr 25, 2014 11:06 PM 27
September chat & stuff by zuzu Oct 4, 2012 1:26 PM 43
Anyone ever order from Roses inc. Tulsa? by Skiekitty Sep 14, 2012 12:24 PM 11

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