Grandiflora - Ruffled red-purple with a lavender ‘eye'
2006 AARS winner. Up we go...into a wild new style of rose! You'll be ridin' high over the saturated scent, bold new-fangled colors & camellia-like form. The first lavender-toned rose to take the AARS award in over 20 years, clusters of ruffled ruby-red-purple blossoms give a great show of distinct lavender ‘eyes'. Clean deep green leaves make this vigorous Grandiflora a mean bouquet machine for the garden.
Height / Habit: Medium-tall / Upright & bushy
Bloom / Size: Medium, ruffled
Petal count: 25 to 30
Parentage: [('International Herald Tribune' x R. soulieana derivative) x ('Sweet Chariot' x 'Blue Nile')] x ('Blueberry Hill' x 'Stephen's Big Purple')
Fragrance: Strong citrus blossom & rose
Hybridizer: Carruth, 2006
Comments: Deeper colors in cool temps. Gets better with establishment.