BLUE FOR YOU
‘Blue For You’ was bred by amateur rose breeder Peter J. James in the United Kingdom in 2001 and was introduced in 2007. In France, it was named ‘Pacific Blue’. The rose attracted a lot of interest because blue is a much sought after colour in horticulture.
In the rose world, Peter James quickly became known for his successful rose ‘Blue For You’, which gained international acclaim (and it was selected as a parent plant for his wonderful revolutionary new rose, ‘Eyes For You’).
This free-flowering rose features medium-sized, semi-double flowers that begin showing rich purple mauve, fading to a slate blue, with a white centre and silver reverse. The long buds open to reveal golden stamens and a sweet fragrance.
A modern Floribunda, it blooms over a long period and produces clusters of flowers on a very healthy, bushy plant growing to 90cm tall with lush, glossy foliage. Remove the spent blooms to encourage re-blooming.
It can be used for garden beds, borders, hedges and is suitable for growing in pots.
Available from Wagner’s Rose Nursery and Newman’s Nursery in S.A. and rosesalesonline.com.au in Victoria.
RHS Award of Garden Merit U.K.
Text : Melanie Trimper