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Blue Moon is part of the Rosa genus and is a Rose variety. Its scientific name is Rosa 'Blue Moon'. Blue Moon is a hybrid variety. This variety typically blooms in the following colours:   Pale lavender and   Bright lavender and   Lavender purple. The mature flowers take a Double form, with an approximate petal count of 25. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as   Dark olive green colour.

Blue Moon is a classic hybrid tea rose with large, double lavender blooms (17-25 petals). There is a ‘Climbing Blue Moon’ which is a separate variety.

The lilac rose colors of this rose makes it a unique specimen deserving of a show spot in the garden.

This variety is a Flower that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Blue Moon is known for its Shrub habit and growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet).

Germany is believed to be where Blue Moon originates from.

This plant tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for Blue Moon Rose is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Blue Moon have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Blue Moon

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Although hardy, it performs best in warm climates. 3

Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Blue Moon is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 7 - 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Blue Moon requires a loamy soil with a ph of 4.5 - 8.0 - it grows best in moderately acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Blue Moon from seed

As a hybrid, it will not reliably grow true to type from seed.

Transplanting Blue Moon

Provide a sunny spot for this rose and deadhead in late winter.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Blue Moon is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Blue Moon

Rose Blue Moon Etymology

The original name, ‘Mainzer Fastnacht’ refers to the Shrove Tuesday festival in the city of Mainz. The breeder, Herr Tantau, was persuaded to change the name to ‘Sissi", as it was easier for non-Germans to pronounce. However, ’sissy’ is a slang term for ‘weakling’ in English, so a therd alternative, ‘Blue Moon’ was found. 1

Registration name: TANnacht

Other Names for Rose 'Blue Moon'

Mainzer Fastnacht, Sissi, Blue Monday

Footnotes

1 “Botanica’s Roses”

2 HelpMeFind entry for ‘Blue Moon’ rose

2 “The American Rose Society Encyclopedia of Roses”

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