Rosa 'Outta The Blue' flowers
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Height: 4 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Group/Class: Shrub Rose
Attractive multi-tonal blooms from magenta to lavender-blue with cream or yellow hues on the inner petals; captivating rose and clove scent announces the presence of this lovely hybrid; colors change in a wide range with the seasons which adds interest
Outta The Blue Rose features showy fragrant fuchsia flowers with plum purple overtones and white centers at the ends of the branches from late spring 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 color. The fruits are showy red hips displayed in late fall.
Outta The Blue 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 is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Outta The Blue Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Outta The Blue Rose will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 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 somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.