RoseFile Database

Blue Moon - Hybrid Tea Rose

Blue Moon

Hybrid Tea. Bred by Tantau in Germany in 1964.
Use:
 
Bed, Border, Cutting Bed
Color:
 
Lilac
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Large about 4
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 7 - 9
Height & Width:
 
6 ft x 5 ft
Recommendation:
 
Extra Care Required

Comments Peter Beales maintained in the mid 1990's that this is still the best of the "blues." It's beautifully formed and fragrant; and there is an equally impressive climbing sport. BTW: There is also Lagerfeld, which is not quite so blue but deliciously fragrant. And there is Stainless Steel which probably has the best health record of the lilac hybrid tea roses. Silver Star is a newer hybrid.