The Midnight Blue Rose, is a mysterious shrub rose that is a black velvety, deep purple color. This is a very unique color that makes great shrubs or hedges.
If you like purple roses, you won't find another one like this. The velvety, dark purple blossoms open to reveal bright yellow stamens.
It is a super great bloomer! And bloom it does, with huge clusters of full petaled, deeply domed flowers.
Type Shrub Rose
Hybridizer Carruth 2003
Growth habits A very vigorous, compact, and bushy, making it ideal for shrub roses.
Foliage Medium size, medium green color, and semi-glossy
Fragrance A wonderful, intense, spicy,clove scent
Blooms Velvety, deep purple, with a slightly lighter reverse. Flowers have a petal count of 25-30, 3-5", cupped flowers that continue all season.
Plant Size Height- 2 1/2 - 3 1/2' Width- 2 1/2"
Hardiness zones 6-10Disease Resistance
Midnight Blue Rose is Very Disease Resistant
This "Rose of a different Color" is wonderful for any landscape design, including shrub roses, or specimen planting.
It has a short, compact, bushy growth habit, making hedges ideal for this rose.
It's easy to pick a bouquet of these
beauties, because one snip produces a bouquet. The intense, clove
fragrance will have you wanting to pick lots of bouquets!Not to mention the fact that it has very few thorns! (prickles) It is nearly thorn-less!
The bright green foliage is a nice contrast to the royal purple flowers with golden stamens. The blooms are just beginning to open in the picture above, but if you look closely, you will see that the entire hedge is completely covered with buds, and when they open, it will be spectacular.
The name, Midnight Blue, fits this rose perfectly. A few of these purple roses in the garden could really make a statement.