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PlantFiles: Grandiflora Rose
Rosa 'Wild Blue Yonder'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Wild Blue Yonder
Additional cultivar information: (PP18554, aka WEKisosblip, Wild Blue Yonder, Blue Eden)
Hybridized by Carruth; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2004

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:
Mauve and mauve blend (mb)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

Other Details:
Resistant to mildew
Resistant to rust
Susceptible to black spot
Stems are moderately thorny
Sets hips

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding

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2 positives
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Calif_Sue On Oct 18, 2009, Calif_Sue from Northern California
United States (Zone 9a) wrote:

I visit a local rose garden several times throughout the year and this rose never failed to impress me with it's beautiful rich purple blooms as well as the healthy looking foliage, so much so that I ended up planting two side by side to maximize on that purple color. One of my favorite roses, wonderful vigor and deep green healthy leaves.

Neutral mystic On Feb 9, 2007, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

2006 AARS (All-American Rose Selection) winner.

Negative chicochi3 On Sep 27, 2006, chicochi3 from Fayetteville, AR (Zone 6b) wrote:

A poor, weak grower that seems to be suseptible to blackspot and doesn't bloom often. I'll have to search for something else if I want a purple rose. :=(

Positive jamie68 On Jun 10, 2006, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

One of the many new "Blue" roses...actually a reddish purple that ages to a nice grape juice purple. The white stripes and hints here and there give the blooms character, and the color is a show-stopper!! Not a lot of fragrance, but what it does have is nice. The foliage is fairly disease resistant, and the bush is well covered. An over-all nice rose.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Francisco, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Valley Village, California
Marietta, Georgia
Kapolei, Hawaii
Gardiner, Maine
Concord, North Carolina
Eugene, Oregon
Portland, Oregon
North Augusta, South Carolina
Vancouver, Washington

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