Wild Blue Yonder Rose
Rosa 'Wild Blue Yonder'
Wild Blue Yonder Rose flowers
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Height: 5 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Group/Class: Grandiflora Rose
A breathtaking, award winning variety featuring blooms that are a warm wine-purple color, layered on to rich lavender with a strong citrus and rose scent; excellent disease resistance and a vigorous grower, it will make an outstanding landscape display
Wild Blue Yonder Rose features showy fragrant fuchsia flowers with lavender overtones at the ends of the branches from early summer to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Wild Blue Yonder Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Wild Blue Yonder Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Wild Blue Yonder Rose will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.