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China-Bengale, Miniature Rose
Rosa 'Mr. Bluebird'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Mr. Bluebird
Hybridized by Moore
Registered or introduced: 1960
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Class:

Miniature

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:

Mauve and mauve blend (mb)

Bloom Shape:

Semi-double

Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Bush

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Other Details:

Unknown - Tell us

Pruning Instructions:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

By simple layering

By air layering

By tip layering

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 7, 2004, SarahJumel from New Orleans, LA wrote:

I bought Mr. Bluebird because it was a single, and purple, and small. It was all of the above except in the serious heat of summer it turned pink, then white. It still bloomed on valiently. The plant is not small; it is a decent size even though I have been giving away cuttings. Foliage is small and there must be some moss rose in the background, as there is some mossing on it.
Mr. Bluebird is a rose with personality and I've enjoyed having it. It does not seem to have any fragrance, but I don't care.

Neutral

On Jun 23, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bred in California (US).

Parentage:
Seed: Old Blush
Pollen: Old Blush