Found this gorgeous florist rose ...
Some of you might know I'm trying to root florist roses. Not sure how much luck I'm having at it, but it's fun, and is my latest hobby/obsession. Well, I found a really gorgeous one the other day that I really hope I get to root. I've been buying the dozen roses at the local Safeway market for $9.99. They just order assortments and get what they get. The bouquets are marked with the name of the rose. It's kinda fun to go see what they get in.
This is a gorgeous sorta two-tone deep plum-purply color. I don't think I've ever seen any other rose with the coloring this one has. My photos don't really show the "true" color. It's actually a good bit darker and kinda smoky and more plum than purple or mauve. Has no scent at all, as with most florist roses. It's slow to open and has humongous thick stems. It's called BLUE BERRY. I read somewhere it got some award in Russia. Just thought I'd share the pics I took of the bouquet before I cut them up.
BLUE BERRY (Nirp International, France)