Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: double: 16-25 petals
Rose bloom color: Mauve and mauve blend
Extra Bloom Info: Double to full, in clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Floribunda
Extra Color Info: Mauve, with lighter reverse
Growth Habit: Tall, 5-6 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Meilland International, 2008
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 6 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 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Plant Height: 5-6 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Mauve
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: (Yves Piaget x Doris Tysterman) x (Shocking Blue x Lancome)

Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Singin' the Blues'
  • 'MEItripine'

Common names
  • Rose

  • Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Jan 23, 2012 12:01 PM concerning plant:
    Survives for me at zone 5 with minimal winter protection. I have 3 of these, 2 with minimum protection, one heavily protected by mulch (this picture). All 3 have performed about the same. Smells wonderful, reliable rebloomer. Good cut flower, too.
  • Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Sep 29, 2011 5:12 PM concerning plant:
    This relative of Angel Face was advertised as the perfect substitute for Angel Face when it debuted. Unfortunately, this allegedly disease-resistant rose has been just as vulnerable to black spot and pest damage as Angel Face in my garden and it isn't as pretty.

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