||Sweet Madame Blue
If you have a passion for lavender roses, here’s a floribunda for you. Time after time, Sweet Madame Blue will captivate you with clustered double blooms and magenta-flushed hearts. The color stays steadfast. It won’t burn in hot summer sun. With a shapely rounded form and rich citrus-spice perfume, this beauty deserves center stage in your garden and in a vase.
||Lavender with magenta centers
||Medium, up to 3 1/2" diameter
||Old-fashioned looking clusters
||50 to 75
||Medium, Rounded, Bushy, 18"-36"h x 18"-36"w
||Strong citrus and spice
||Roses bloom the best in full sun. Choose a location with at least 6 hours of sun per day. Morning sun is more kind to the plant.
||Rich, sandy loam is the preferred soil for roses. Amend difficult soils with humus, or consider building up the beds to ensure good drainage. Roses will not tolerate soggy, wet roots. Provide a slow, deep soaking with each irrigation. Sandy soils require more watering than clay soils. Hot temperatures should prompt more frequent irrigation. Only wet the foliage in very early morning hours.
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