Sunday, May 13, 2012

Rhapsody in Blue Shrub Rose

‘Rhapsody in Blue’ Shrub Rose
Synonyms: FRAntasia

This is the second time this rose has appeared on this blog. Since it did well as a replacement rose we bought one more plant for this year. It really should be called Rhapsody in Purple but I guess there is some artistic license with the breeders. The rose does produce a copious amount of flowers in a large range of purple shades. Often there is a unique blend of colors as some of the fading blooms turn lighter colors. When the flowers are full on purple they look pretty amazing. Really dark and rich looking.

U.S. Introduction: 2007, Weeks Wholesale
Fragrance: Strong
Petal Count: 16 (semi-double)
Average flower diameter: 2.5 inches

It is Sunday again so here is today’s bonus snapshot. It is just a nice looking garden arch from Long Island. Shot at sunset in monochrome with the D700 and Nikon 80-200/2.8 telephoto lens. Too bad about that nasty lens flare but the idea was good.


1 comment:

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Very pretty and fragrant! Sounds like a winner to me. Do love that color.