Show off your Purple Roses!

dublinbay z6 (KS)February 12, 2012

Unfortunately, I have no purples, but I'd love to see yours. Of course, let's all agree that there probably is no true purple rose, but in recent years a number near purples (or sometimes purple) roses have been introduced, so I know some of you have them.

Any one have Night Owl climber? I remember drooling over a picture of it on the cover of some nursery catalog back when that rose was introduced. So how purple is it?

CELEBRATE YOUR PURPLE ROSES--POST THEM HERE!

Look forward to seeing them.

Kate

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inga007(Ont. 6a)

Lovely blooms. Thanks for posting. Now I have a new selection for my slide album.

    Bookmark   December 2, 0002 at 12:07AM
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inga007(Ont. 6a)

Lovely blooms. Thanks for posting. Now I have a new selection for my slide album.

    Bookmark   December 2, 0002 at 12:07AM
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inga007(Ont. 6a)

Lovely blooms. Thanks for posting. Now I have a new selection for my slide album.

    Bookmark   December 2, 0002 at 12:07AM
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seil zone 6b MI

Purple is probably the color I have the fewest of and most of them are minis. A lot of times I find they aren't the most vigorous growers for some reason. Maybe because I tend to get the modern roses. My two OGRs in mauve are very vigorous.

Mini Always a Lady

Angel Face

Intrigue

Lavender Jewel

Memphis Blues

Paradise

Reine des Violettes

Rose de Rescht

Wild Plum

Verdun is classed as "carmine red" but it's always mauve in my garden.

Violet Mist

Winter Magic

That's all of my mauves. I'd like to see everyone else's since I think I could use a few more!

    Bookmark   February 12, 2012 at 12:46PM
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bethnorcal9

LOL I was just thinking its time for the "purples!" Okey-dokey, here we go:

BLUE SUEDE SHOES mini

BLUE VIOLET

EBB TIDE

LAVENDER FOLIES

BLACKBERRY NIP

BLUE FOR YOU

CHANTILLY LACE

FRAGRANT PLUM

HEIRLOOM

LAVANDE

LILA VIDRI

MELODY PARFUMEE

NEPTUNE

PARADISE

PURPLE TORCH

RHAPSODY IN BLUE

SEVEN SEAS

SHI-UN

STEPHEN'S BIG PURPLE

SWEET SAN CARLOS

WILD BLUE YONDER

    Bookmark   February 12, 2012 at 2:40PM
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Prettypetals_GA_7-8

Ahhhhh just lovely ladies. I am always looking for anything in purple. I love purple. Going to have to check some of these babies out. Thanks for sharing, Judy

    Bookmark   February 12, 2012 at 7:17PM
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TNY78(7a-East TN)

Seil, Love Winter Magic...the fuzz on it makes it look like its frosty!

Beth, Great Purples! I think my favorites are Lavendar Folies and Sweet San Carlos! I see Stormy Weather didn't make it in again...but as I said before, I must have that one now...and its been ordered for spring :)

Here's what I have...but some are a stretch to be considered purple :)
~Tammy

Ebb Tide

Rose du Roi a Fleurs Pourpres

Rayon Butterflies

Outta the Blue...although mine is always more pink

Mt Vernon Purple Noisette

Hansa

Burgundy Iceburg

Blue River

Blue Girl

...and lastly, another shot of Blue Girl with my Juliet in the background :)

    Bookmark   February 12, 2012 at 10:07PM
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seil zone 6b MI

Oh, Heavens! Where do I start?

Beth, you have tons of gorgeous purples! Blue Violet, Blueberry Nip, Rhapsody in Blue, and Shi-Un are all so yummy looking!

Thanks, Tammy. I got Winter Magic first and really liked it but then I got Violet Mist and it's a much better, stronger and healthier rose. I've looked at Blue Girl several times and didn't get it. Mow I'm sorry I didn't. Juliet is a cutie!

    Bookmark   February 13, 2012 at 1:45PM
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kathy9norcal

Purple/lavender roses are so much fun! Here are mine:


Angel Face


midnight-blue'>Midnight Blue


Ebb Tide


Route 66


Silver Queen

Just wanted to add that they seem more purple in real life. My camera doesn't capture purple well.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2012 at 1:55PM
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ron_and_susan(z8 GA)

Kathy--Your pics are great,but the pic of Route 66 is out of this world.--Ron

    Bookmark   February 13, 2012 at 2:36PM
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kathy9norcal

Thanks, Ron. Route 66 is next to St. Patrick and they bloomed together last summer. It was a great combination.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2012 at 3:54PM
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Krista_5NY

Thank you, everyone, for posting your purple roses. They are all wonderful.

Reine des Violettes

Blooms that fade to purple:

Tradescant

William Shakespeare 2000, I think...

    Bookmark   February 13, 2012 at 4:23PM
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rosecavalier(3 AB)

Burgundy Iceberg and sport

    Bookmark   February 13, 2012 at 5:33PM
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TNY78(7a-East TN)

That sport you have of burgundy iceburg is beautiful! If only it could actually be bred and propagated, that would be a wonferful color combo not often seen!
Tammy

    Bookmark   February 13, 2012 at 7:39PM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

I'm loving all these purples/lavenders/near purples/near lavenders, etc. Had no idea there were so many

I'm still wondering if someone has a Night Owl climber. Have wanted to know more about it since I saw it on the catalog front cover, but rarely does anyone even mention it.

More pics--anyone? everyone? We are waiting. : )

Kate

    Bookmark   February 13, 2012 at 8:36PM
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bethnorcal9

Forgot about NIGHT OWL. It's still small, but gave me a few nice blooms last yr.

Krista, I wish my REINE DE VIOLETTES looked as good as yours. Mine rarely blooms and only once a yr anyway.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2012 at 10:29PM
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sweetvenge

All these purples are lovely


Enchanted Evening

Midnight Blue

    Bookmark   February 16, 2012 at 4:29AM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Night Owl and Enchanted Evening--love 'em!

Lovely as this purples thread is, I think I might start a White thread--to get more people posting (hopefully). But if anyone has more purples, feel free to post here. We will return to view and praise if we see activity going on here. : )

Kate

    Bookmark   February 16, 2012 at 11:50AM
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the_dark_lady(z7 Amelia VA)

Wow! What a great thread and awesome roses!

Please take a look at my purples.

Marina

Rugosa 'Amelie Gravereaux'

Basye's Purple Rose

Blue for You

Ebb Tide

Erinnerung an Brod

Exellenze von Schubert

Eyes for You

Fara Shimbo

Florence Delattre

Hansa

Midnight Blue

Ombree Parfaite

Perennial Blue

Purple Skyliner

Reine des Violettes

Rhapsody in Blue

Umbra

Veilchenblau

Vineyard Song

    Bookmark   February 16, 2012 at 1:04PM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Wow--what a collection of purples! They are gorgeous!

Do they always bloom that color of purple? Or just under certain conditions? Any of them fade or change shades with shifts in temperatures? Take Skyliner, for instance--is it magenta at times and purple at other times? I was really eyeing that one--must find out more about it.

They almost look like fall-blooming asters--in pics anyway. Don't know about real life.

Kate

    Bookmark   February 16, 2012 at 1:49PM
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seil zone 6b MI

More beauties everyone!

Marina, your photos of purples are excellent! Mine always look too pink.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2012 at 4:44PM
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bethnorcal9

OMG Marina, where did you get EYES FOR YOU? Did you import it yourself? I love it!!

    Bookmark   February 17, 2012 at 11:02PM
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the_dark_lady(z7 Amelia VA)

Beth, I was lucky to get a cutting from a friend. Awesome rose! Great bloomer.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2012 at 5:43AM
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oberci

I am drooling over all these beautiful purples!! I'm new to gardening so maybe you all can help me out a bit. I'm in Sacramento,CA and I have a south facing bed that I'd like to put a lavender-purple colored rose bush or rose tree. What I'm looking for is something that looks like Lavender Folies (pictured above).

A. Where can I get it (Ive searched online and cant seem to find it) and...
B. would it work in that location?

Beth- maybe you can give me more details since you posted the pics?

Many many thanks in advance!!

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 5:02PM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

I think it might be a cut flower--which means it is not really intended for general garden growing--which is probably why you can't find it listed as available at any nurseries.

Isn't it Meilland rose? If so, I'd google up their site, locate their email address on the page, and email them a query about its availability. At least, it can't hurt to try.

Good luck.

Kate

    Bookmark   March 14, 2012 at 8:17AM
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lovemysheltie(5/6 Chicago)

This thread made me crave Angel Face all over again! Not a good idea, given that its died twice on me in our horrid winters :-/ What a pity, as it's a simply beautiful rose.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2012 at 2:11PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Wow!!! Those are amazing!!! Incredible. Fantastic!!!

Thanks everyone!!
Carol

    Bookmark   March 23, 2012 at 3:03PM
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ken-n.ga.mts(7a/7b)

Tons of beautiful blooms I've never seen before. I'll be heading over to RU in about a month. Have to pick up some of these different ones. Does anyone besides me grow Royal Amethyst???

    Bookmark   March 25, 2012 at 8:09PM
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the_bustopher z6 MO

I guess I'll throw in some of mine just for the fun of it. The first one is the HT Heirloom.

The next one is a whole-bush shot of Blue for You showing is color variation as flowers age.

Here is one of the FL Old Port.

This one is the more magenta-colored FL News.

Next is a passable bloom on the HT Barbara Streisand.

This was one of many nice blooms on the GR Melody Parfumee, a rose that puts out lots and lots of flowers for me when healthy.

The HT Chantilly Lace has been a delight for me. It usually does well even though the camera doesn't always catch the colors right.

This FL, Carolina Girl, was only offered on a one-time basis.

The HT Paradise is one I have liked since it first came out.

This HT, Silver Spoon, is a rarely offered variety.

Once in a while, the HT Charles de Gaulle can look rather impressive.

The HT Silverado can also occasionally look rather nice, even with some raindrops on it.

The one that takes the cake for being the most purple of purples, I suspect, is the OGR gallica Cardinal Richelieu aka Cardinal de Richelieu.

And, finally, I also get a thrill from this great FL, Blueberry Hill.

I hope you liked these.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2012 at 11:31PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Cardinel looks unbelievable!! Tons of blooms - but I guess that's cause it's a once bloomer. What a stunner with that purple!!!

I also really like Heirloom and Blueberry Hill.

Your roses are all amazing - Thank you!!!

Carol

    Bookmark   March 26, 2012 at 9:51AM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

There are so many wonderful purples on this thread that I can't even begin to say which ones I like best. These are all sensational! (And I have no purples in my garden--what a dummy am I!)

: )

Kate

    Bookmark   March 28, 2012 at 9:41PM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

Really wonderful photos. I enjoyed them very much. Here's my 'Ebb Tide':

Sometimes 'Prospero' can be a little purple-y

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 1:11PM
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strawchicago 5a IL(zone 5a)

Thanks Hoovb, for that BEST picture of Prospero. You sold me on that one, and it's hardy to zone 5b. I try to get the same roses like you, since my soil is also alkaline heavy clay.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2012 at 9:23PM
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seil zone 6b MI

Wow! I'm glad I checked in to catch up here. Bustopher your roses and pics are gorgeous! Hoov, I'm thinking of getting Ebb Tide. Love your pics!

    Bookmark   April 1, 2012 at 9:53PM
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Dinglehopp3r z7A. EastTN

I hate that so many photos in this thread are gone, if anyone would love to add to it, I wouldn't object ;)

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 8:55PM
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openmoon

Ok, I will ))
Here is mine Intrigue, steel a baby bush.
Irina

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 1:56PM
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openmoon

Ok, I will ))
Here is my Intrigue, still a baby bush.
Irina

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 6:53PM
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boncrow66

Ebb tide and RDV make me swoon!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 10:21PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Here is Nicole Carol Miller - a nice soft lavender. Wonderful scent.
Carol

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 2:03AM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Here is a more open shot of Paradise.
Carol

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 2:05AM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Here is Royal Amethyst. I don't have it anymore, because it blackspotted too much.
Carol

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 2:07AM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Here is Big Purple. Fantastic fragrance.
Carol

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 2:10AM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Here is Night Owl. No fragrance
Carol

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 2:13AM
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