7 varieties of garden roses with delicate lilac flowers

Magnificent roses of "blue blood" are attractive to a large number of gardeners. They have a mysterious cold beauty and significantly stand out from other members of their family.


"Mainzer Fastnaht" is a repairing variety of the most common and popular lilac rose. Bred by German flower grower Matius Tantau Jr. in 1964 on the basis of the Sterling Silver tea-hybrid variety.

Slowly opening flowers have a pale purple color, in the shade they acquire a pink hue, in the sun - bluish. During flowering, they change their shape from conical to goblet.

Mainzer Fastnacht loves warm, calm areas and moist, well-drained soil. Tolerates powdery mildew, does not like rains.

A strong bush reaches 1.3 m in height, 0.8 m in width, and a flower diameter of 10-11 cm. It blooms until mid-autumn. Shelter is needed for the winter.

Roses are great for cutting, able to maintain freshness in water for a long time. The flower has a pleasant rich aroma with a citrus note. The smell does not disappear until wilting. The variety is difficult to combine with other plants.


Rose "Waltz Time" brought the French breeder Georges Delbar in 1961. Soon the variety disappeared from the catalogs, but in 2003 returned with the alternative name Saint Exupery. Its silver-lilac flowers, often with a pink tint, reach a diameter of 14 cm.

The bush height reaches up to 1.2 m, width - up to 0.6 m. Waltztime blooms profusely until late autumn, looks great in compositions. It has a luxurious and lasting smell of tea rose. The variety is re-flowering, frost-resistant, disease-sensitive.

Charles de Gaulle

In 1975, gardeners of the French company Meilland received a tea hybrid of roses Charles de Gaulle. Over its history, the extraordinary appearance has received many world prizes and titles and has become a valuable variety.

The unsurpassed variety looks great in compositions and tapeworm plantings. Charles de Gaulle is the recipient of the prestigious Best Fragrant Rose Award.

Large fluffy flowers have an original lavender hue and an unusual aroma interspersed with notes of lemon, lily of the valley, verbena and barberry. They have the correct goblet shape.

Rosa prefers plots without the scorching sun and drafts, loves fertile soils. Not afraid of pests and diseases, poorly tolerates rains. Winter hardiness. Bushes are straight-growing, up to 1.2 m in height and up to 0.6 m in width.

Florence Delattre

Rose bush “Florence Delattre” - creation of flower growers of the French house of Guillot. The variety was bred in 1991. It stands out with a bright aroma and an original gamut of lilac shades.

Rounded purple-pink buds with dark red strokes open into a pink-lilac flower with a gray tint and a yellowish center. Due to weather conditions, roses change their color.

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Florence Delatre has a rich aroma of rose oil, in which notes of spices and white pepper are heard. The bush is vigorous, up to 1.5 m high, 1.2 m wide, flower diameter - 10 cm. The buds are similar to camellia flowers. The variety is winter-hardy, resistant to diseases. It blooms repeatedly and plentifully.

Blue river

A bizarre variety with an amazing aroma was created in 1984 by breeders of the German nursery Wilhelm Cordes and Sons. Crossing the "Blue Moon" and "Zorin, " the growers received a Blue River hybrid.

Petals of a flower of a bright unusual color, with a dark border and a light core. Sweet fruity aroma is preserved even in dried flowers.

The bush grows up to 1 m in height, in width - up to 0.8 m, the diameter of densely doubled flowers - 10 cm. Flowering occurs from June to late autumn.

The variety is unpretentious, resistant to frost and disease. He loves sunny areas, afraid of the wind. "Blue Riva" is spectacular on the site and is popular among landscape designers. Ideal for cutting.


In 1909, German Johann Christoph Schmidt developed the most popular variety, Veilchenblau, which became a benchmark for evaluating other purple ramblers.

The plant is vigorous, almost without thorns. Blooming flowers have a reddish-purple hue. In the midst of flowering, they become saturated violet, and before wilting - lilac-steel.

Most flowers have wide bright streaks in the middle. In their aroma there are notes of lily of the valley and orange. The height of the bush exceeds 3 m, width - 1.5 m; flower diameter is about 4 cm.

The rose blooms once, for 2-4 weeks. Veilchenblau variety is very resistant to disease, has a high winter hardiness. It can grow in both very hot and very cold conditions.

Blue parfum

The florists of the German nursery Tantau in 1977 introduced a new tea-hybrid variety Blue Parfum, confirming its name with aroma and color.

The outer petals of the initially crimson flowers become dark crimson as they bloom. At the same time, the inner ones retain a lavender color.

Rose has a deep intoxicating aroma with notes of violet, lily of the valley, clove, cinnamon and vanilla. When opened, long and graceful buds completely expose their core.

A compact and dense shrub grows up to 0.7 m in height and width. The diameter of the flower reaches 12 cm. It blooms profusely from June to mid-October.

"Blue Perfume" is not afraid of disease, frost-resistant. He likes sunny areas with good air circulation. The variety is effective in a single planting or in a composition with stunted conifers. Looks good next to lavender.


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