Rose (Rosa 'Blue Nile') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Blue Nile'
'DELnible'
'Nil Bleu'

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
Growth Habit: Tall, 5-6 feet, upright
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: G. Delbard, 1981

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)
Plant Height: 5-6 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Mauve
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: Thorned
Awards and Recognitions: Other: Bagatelle Gold Medal 1981
Parentage: (Holstein x Bayadere) x (Prelude x Saint-Exupery)
Child plants: 11 child plants

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My Big Adventure in Miniature Rose HybridizingMy Big Adventure in Miniature Rose Hybridizing
February 14, 2013

I began my big adventure in miniature rose hybridizing back in the mid-1980s when I had the great fortune to meet Ralph Moore, who lived less than a hundred miles from Bakersfield in Visalia, CA. He was well known as the “father of miniature roses” and was already in his 70s at that time. When I met him it was as if I’d known him all my life. He encouraged me to jump right in and try hybridizing.

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October's here! Pumpkins, ghosts, snow.. just the usual! by Skiekitty Oct 30, 2014 2:29 PM 59
July - Big Booms & Blooms! by Skiekitty Aug 16, 2014 5:14 PM 49
August is here! New chatting / blooms? by Skiekitty Aug 31, 2013 9:40 AM 109
And May brings us FLOWERS! & chatting .. and stuff.... by Skiekitty Jun 2, 2013 10:45 PM 183
YAY!! Roses Unlimited sent me purdies! by Skiekitty May 17, 2013 8:32 PM 11
April Showers & chat & stuff... by Skiekitty May 1, 2013 10:08 PM 227
Rose order from Roses Unlimited! by Skiekitty Jan 3, 2013 8:48 PM 11
Waiting for Palatine.. can't wait! by Skiekitty Sep 26, 2013 12:37 PM 44
Favorite Fragrant 'Blue' Roses by Steve812 Apr 25, 2014 11:06 PM 27
Is it October Yet? by Steve812 Oct 25, 2012 4:57 PM 38
Get ready to place your Palatine orders by zuzu Oct 3, 2012 10:23 PM 36
Which roses do you have that hold up well in summer heat and humidity ? by Calsurf73 Jul 16, 2013 4:22 PM 58
Preordering for 2013 - Roses Unlimited by Skiekitty Jul 22, 2012 11:19 PM 4
Vintage Garden's "One of a Kind" Sale by Steve812 Aug 14, 2017 4:11 PM 18
And Palatine Delivers!! by Skiekitty Aug 1, 2012 9:24 PM 32
J&P half-price sale by zuzu Oct 31, 2011 4:11 PM 20
Photos and Chat, August 2011 by Calif_Sue Sep 1, 2011 12:12 PM 182
Fried July - Any blooms are welcome blooms! by Skiekitty Jul 12, 2011 8:37 AM 5
Dark Night by zuzu May 25, 2011 11:38 AM 16
New Roses for me for 2011! Yay! by Skiekitty Apr 16, 2011 8:24 PM 14

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