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Show off your Purple Roses!

Posted by dublinbay z6 KS (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 12, 12 at 10:08

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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  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 12, 12 at 12:46

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
Always a Lady

Angel Face
Angel Face

Intrigue
Intrigue

Lavender Jewel
Lavender Jewel

Memphis Blues
Memphis Blues

Paradise
Paradise

Reine des Violettes
Reine des Violettes

Rose de Rescht
Rose de Rescht

Wild Plum
Wild Plum

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

Violet Mist
Violet Mist

Winter Magic
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!


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  • Posted by beth NorCA 9 (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 12, 12 at 14:40

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

BLUE SUEDE SHOES mini
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BLUE VIOLET
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EBB TIDE
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LAVENDER FOLIES
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BLACKBERRY NIP
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BLUE FOR YOU
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CHANTILLY LACE
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FRAGRANT PLUM
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HEIRLOOM
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LAVANDE
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LILA VIDRI
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MELODY PARFUMEE
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NEPTUNE
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PARADISE
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PURPLE TORCH
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RHAPSODY IN BLUE
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SEVEN SEAS
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SHI-UN
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STEPHEN'S BIG PURPLE
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SWEET SAN CARLOS
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WILD BLUE YONDER
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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


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  • Posted by TNY78 7a-East TN (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 12, 12 at 22:07

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
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Rose du Roi a Fleurs Pourpres
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Rayon Butterflies
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Outta the Blue...although mine is always more pink
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Mt Vernon Purple Noisette
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Hansa
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Burgundy Iceburg
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Blue River
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Blue Girl
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...and lastly, another shot of Blue Girl with my Juliet in the background :)
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Lovely blooms. Thanks for posting. Now I have a new selection for my slide album.


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  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 13, 12 at 13:45

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!


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


Angel Face


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.


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


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


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

Reine des Violettes

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Blooms that fade to purple:

Tradescant

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William Shakespeare 2000, I think...

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Burgundy Iceberg and sport

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  • Posted by TNY78 7a-East TN (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 13, 12 at 19:39

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


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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


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  • Posted by beth NorCA 9 (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 13, 12 at 22:29

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

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


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All these purples are lovely

Enchanted Evening '11
Enchanted Evening
midnight blue '11 1
Midnight Blue


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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


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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


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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


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  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Thu, Feb 16, 12 at 16:44

More beauties everyone!

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


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  • Posted by beth NorCA 9 (My Page) on
    Fri, Feb 17, 12 at 23:02

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


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


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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!!


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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


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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.


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

Thanks everyone!!
Carol


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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???


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


Heirloom-1


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


Blue for You-3


Here is one of the FL Old Port.


Old Port-1


This one is the more magenta-colored FL News.


News-1


Next is a passable bloom on the HT Barbara Streisand.


Barbara Streisand-1


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.


Melody Parfumee-5


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.


Chantilly Lace-5


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


Carolina Girl-4


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


Paradise-5


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


Silver Spoon-2


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


Charles de Gaulle


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


Silverado


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.


Cardinal Richelieu-5


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


Blueberry Hill


I hope you liked these.


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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


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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


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  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Fri, Mar 30, 12 at 13:11

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

Sometimes 'Prospero' can be a little purple-y
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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.


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  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 1, 12 at 21:53

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!


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


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

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

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Ebb tide and RDV make me swoon!


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


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Here is a more open shot of Paradise.
Carol


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


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Here is Big Purple. Fantastic fragrance.
Carol


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Here is Night Owl. No fragrance
Carol


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