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

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Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Stainless Steel'
  • 'WEKblusi'

Common names
  • Rose

Photo Gallery
Photo by Eric_C
Location: Texas, USA
Date: taken in the late spring several years ago
I owned this rose several years ago but lost it due to severe dro

Date: 2015-05-22

At Regans nursery

Date: 2015-05-22
Photo by zuzu
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2014-06-10
Early morning light.
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2013-06-21
In the dawn light
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2013-06-13
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2013-08-12
You can see how the flower \"freckles\" as it ages.  Doesn't matt

Survived WELL! zone 5 winter, Colorado

Date: 2015-05-07

At Regans nursery

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