All Posts   Posted:   March 9, 2018

The 2018 Official Rose of the Portland Rose Festival is 'Dress Blues'

Dress up your garden while honoring those who serve.

The 2018 Rose Festival collector's edition rose is a disease-resistant Floribunda that will generate a plethora of blooms with a fruity fragrance, lavender petals and a magenta heart.

Dress Blues is now available exclusively at DENNIS' 7 DEES Landscaping and Garden Centers.

For each Dress Blues rose purchased, DENNIS' 7 DEES will be donate $2.00 to the Portland Rose Festival Foundation.

Add a bouquet of Rose Festival Tradition to your garden with “Dress Blues”

Dress Blues

Class: Floribunda

Plant Habit: Medium

Growth Habit: Rounded and bushy

Stem Length: Medium

Foliage Color: Glossy dark green

Resistance: Very good

Flower Color: Lavender with a magenta heart

Bud Form: Pointed and ovoid

Flower Form: Spiraled form & fully double

Flower Size: Medium-large, around 3 - 4" Diameter, in small clusters

Petal Count: 35 to 45

Fragrance: Strong grapefruit and fruity with hints of spices

Hybridizer: Christian Bédard      

Looking to complete your collection of past favorite Rose Festival Official Roses? Click here for details and visit us early spring for the best selection of roses in Portland!                 

*The Portland Rose Festival Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that serves families and individuals with programs and events that promote the arts, education and volunteerism. We value environmental responsibility, diversity, patriotism and our historic & floral heritage. The 2018 Rose Festival runs from May 25 through June 10. For more information, go to RoseFestival.org.

The 2018 Official Rose of the Portland Rose Festival is 'Dress Blues'

Dress up your garden while honoring those who serve.

The 2018 Rose Festival collector's edition rose is a disease-resistant Floribunda that will generate a plethora of blooms with a fruity fragrance, lavender petals and a magenta heart.

Dress Blues is now available exclusively at DENNIS' 7 DEES Landscaping and Garden Centers.

For each Dress Blues rose purchased, DENNIS' 7 DEES will be donate $2.00 to the Portland Rose Festival Foundation.

Add a bouquet of Rose Festival Tradition to your garden with “Dress Blues”

Dress Blues

Class: Floribunda

Plant Habit: Medium

Growth Habit: Rounded and bushy

Stem Length: Medium

Foliage Color: Glossy dark green

Resistance: Very good

Flower Color: Lavender with a magenta heart

Bud Form: Pointed and ovoid

Flower Form: Spiraled form & fully double

Flower Size: Medium-large, around 3 - 4" Diameter, in small clusters

Petal Count: 35 to 45

Fragrance: Strong grapefruit and fruity with hints of spices

Hybridizer: Christian Bédard      

Looking to complete your collection of past favorite Rose Festival Official Roses? Click here for details and visit us early spring for the best selection of roses in Portland!                 

*The Portland Rose Festival Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that serves families and individuals with programs and events that promote the arts, education and volunteerism. We value environmental responsibility, diversity, patriotism and our historic & floral heritage. The 2018 Rose Festival runs from May 25 through June 10. For more information, go to RoseFestival.org.