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2018 Portland Rose Festival Official Rose: Dress Blues

Dress Up Your Garden While Honoring Those Who Serve

The 2018 Rose Festival collector’s edition official 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 donate $2.00 to the Portland Rose Festival Foundation.


Class: Floribunda
Plant Habit: Medium
Growth Habit: Rounded and bushy
Stem Length: Medium
Foliage Color: Glossy dark green
Disease 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 B├ędard