A picture of a Rosa 'Frantasia'

Rosa 'Frantasia'

Rosa 'Rhapsody in Blue'

Also known as

Rose 'Rhapsody In Blue', Hybrid tea rose, Rose

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

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








3 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

More images of Rosa 'Frantasia'

Rosa 'Rhapsody in Blue' purple flowers
Purple Rosa 'Rhapsody in Blue' flowers is in a garden
Purple Rosa 'Rhapsody in Blue' flowers is in a garden
A photo of Rosa 'Frantasia'
A photo of Rosa 'Frantasia'

Rosa 'Frantasia' 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 Rosa 'Frantasia'

Can be attacked by deer and rabbits.

How to harvest Rosa 'Frantasia'

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

How to propagate Rosa 'Frantasia'


Take 'chips' in summer


Take hardwood cuttings in autumn.


Hybrids are often propagated by grafting.

Special features of Rosa 'Frantasia'

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Rosa 'Frantasia'

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.