Rosa Grandiflora ‘Wild Blue Yonder’

Fast Facts

  • Name: Rosa Grandiflora Wild Blue Yonder
  • Bred by: Tom Carruth
  • Introduced: 2003
  • Growth: Upright and bushy, reaching 3-5 feet in height
  • Blooms: Large, fully double, and exhibition-style blooms
  • Color: Lavender-blue with a hint of purple
  • Foliage: Dark green, glossy leaves
  • Flowering: Repeats its blooms throughout the growing season
  • Climate: Suitable for USDA zones 6b and warmer
  • Disease Resistance: Good disease resistance
  • Growing Classification: Grandiflora Rose
  • Origin/Distribution: Bred in the United States
  • Blooming Season: Spring to fall

Should you Buy One?

Consider adding Rosa Grandiflora Wild Blue Yonder to your garden if you appreciate large, lavender-blue blooms with a hint of purple. This Grandiflora rose exhibits an upright, bushy growth habit and good disease resistance. With repeat blooming throughout the season, it adds elegance and vibrant color to your landscape.

Rose Care for 'Wild Blue Yonder'

Rosa Grandiflora Wild Blue Yonder thrives in full sun, so provide it with at least 6 hours of sunlight daily. Plant it in well-draining soil enriched with organic matter. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Apply a balanced rose fertilizer in early spring as new growth begins. Prune in late winter or early spring to remove dead or weak wood and shape the plant. Regular deadheading (removing spent blooms) encourages continuous flowering.

General Rose Care Tips

  • Sunlight: Ensure roses get 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily.
  • Watering: Water deeply and regularly at the base, preferably in the morning.
  • Soil and Drainage: Use well-drained, organically rich soil.
  • Mulching: Apply mulch to retain moisture and control weeds.
  • Fertilizing: Use a balanced rose fertilizer in early spring and throughout the growing season.
  • Pruning: Prune in late winter or early spring to remove dead branches and shape the plant. Regularly deadhead spent blooms.
  • Pest and Disease Control: Monitor for pests and diseases and treat promptly.
  • Air Circulation: Space roses to ensure good air flow around the plants.
  • Winter Care: In cold climates, mulch the base after the first hard frost for protection.
  • Regular Inspection: Check roses often for signs of stress or damage.

FAQs about Rosa Grandiflora Wild Blue Yonder

To deadhead, simply remove the spent blooms by cutting the stem just above a set of five leaflets. This encourages new blooms.

While ‘Wild Blue Yonder’ roses prefer cooler climates, they can tolerate some heat. Provide afternoon shade in hot regions.

In colder climates, it’s a good idea to provide winter protection by mulching around the base of the plant to insulate the roots.

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