Blue Girl

priszm(9a)May 16, 2011

I freely admit I wasn't all that impressed by this one with the first blooming. The edges of the petals looked brown from the beginning, almost like they were dying before they opened. This second blooming is much much better. The purple minis to the right are Incognito. The red roses to the left are Fragrant Cloud.

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C Schaffner

My blue girl does the same thing. Then they open to these huge blue purple flowers with an amazing fragrance.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2011 at 7:53PM
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serenasyh(was 5/now Z 8-Kans)

What a beautiful rose! I am drooling about the fragrance!

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 1:46AM
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bgrose

Lavender color is always unusual. This is a rose is not ordinary, is it natural???? Very beautiful indeed!

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 6:31AM
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flaurabunda(6a, Central IL)

Lemon cold cream fragrance; very rich, very strong, but not sickly-sweet.

The blooms on mine are a rick silvery lavender most of the season. They get a bit blanched out in the heat, and they do turn brown quickly when sunlight follows a rain shower, but I love this rose nonetheless. It was the first one I ever bought. It photographs spectacularly, as well.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 10:21AM
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seil zone 6b MI

Both are lovely roses and pictures!

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 4:59PM
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priszm(9a)

I might have to get more :)

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 8:27PM
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bgrose

The raindrops look like pearls on the petals of the rose. The pictures are very beautiful. Dew or rain enhance the color and the beauty of the roses.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2011 at 8:07AM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Oh man, oh man!!! The first picture blew me away, but the second even more so!!!

Such a delicate pretty color.

Blue Girl is supposed to be very fragrant, isn't it?

Just lovely!

Carol

    Bookmark   May 18, 2011 at 1:53PM
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Maryl zone 7a

A lilac colored confection. Nice one.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2011 at 1:29AM
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flaurabunda(6a, Central IL)

Mine is very, very fragrant. It's in the bed at the front of the house, in front of the lower level windows. After Madame Hardy & her 300 blooms are done for the year, all we can smell indoors is Blue Girl. She has a distinct aroma that's quite different from our other roses; less rosy, more like a sugary-lemony confection or aromatherapy product. I picture a light, fluffy, lemon dessert when I smell it.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2011 at 12:32PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Oh wow!! That would be heavenly.

CArol

    Bookmark   May 20, 2011 at 1:30PM
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C Schaffner

This is what it looks like in my garden.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2011 at 6:11PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Oh!! I adore the color in the 2nd photo!!! The just opening bloom looks spectacular too. Arggh - all we get here is rain!!!! At least I get to enjoy roses vicariously through this forum.

Thanks!
Carol

    Bookmark   May 23, 2011 at 9:36PM
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QuestioningSerenity(9a)

Blue Girl was my first Rose too! Absolutely gorgeous! And beautiful photos!

Thank you!

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 8:17PM
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sweetannie4u(midOK_z6b/7a)

The first year I had my Blue Girl, the bloom edges turned brown and I thought this rose is not going to do well here in Oklahoma. She struggled along. By mid-summer a vole chewed off her roots...completely! Not one to give up...I stuck the rose bush top in a two-gallon container of soil and set it in the filtered shade. Watered it and added compost once in awhile, but left it alone otherwise. Three years later, I have a robust, healthy rose bush that grew all new roots. Last summer she bloomed in the container. This time, however, her blooms were not burnt looking and the fragrance was yummy. This spring I planted her out into the garden in a new location. She is putting on a lot of new growth and looking very happy and healthy.
I don't know if this is an indication of what a tough and vigorous little rose she is, but I'm very happy with her.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2013 at 12:38PM
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    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 9:39PM
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