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Shrub Rose 'Rhapsody In Blue'

Rosa 'Rhapsody in Blue'

Also known as

Rosa 'Frantasia'

Rosa-Rhapsody-in-Blue by Dmitriy Konstantinov (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1m

1m

Min

50cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Shrub Rose 'Rhapsody In Blue' Overview

The cultivar Rosa 'Rhapsody in Blue' is also sold under the name Rosa 'Frantasia'. This cultivar is protected under intellectual property laws by Plant Breeders' Rights. These provide the breeder of new plants exclusive control over the plant material for a set amount of time. It is part of the Shrub Rose Horticultural Group, they possess thorny stems, big leaves and scented single or double flowers. It is a bushy shrub rose with light green foliage and highly scented, semi-double blooms coloured purple-blue. The flowers are cup-shaped, with spreading petals and they fade in colour with age, developing to a slate-blue shade. This cultivar has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

Common problems with Shrub Rose 'Rhapsody In Blue'

Can be attacked by deer and rabbits.

How to harvest Shrub Rose 'Rhapsody In Blue'

Flowers can be taken as and when required for floral arrangements.

How to propagate Shrub Rose 'Rhapsody In Blue'

Budding

Take 'chips' in summer

Cuttings

Take hardwood cuttings in autumn.

Grafting

Hybrids are often propagated by grafting.

Special features of Shrub Rose 'Rhapsody In Blue'

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Shrub Rose 'Rhapsody In Blue'

This shrub can be included in flower beds and borders of formal designs or informal cottage gardens. It could also be grown in large containers in urban courtyards.