The Midnight Blue rose is a beautiful shrub rose with flowers that are very dark purple. It should have been named Midnight Purple rose instead.
The deep purplish blooms are very fragrant with a spicy clove scent that is so delicious you can't stop smelling them.
I just love this rose, and here are more reasons why I really like and recommend Rosa Midnight Blue.
It's compact and low-growing, with a rounded shape I like in roses, and it's perfect for a small garden, or toward the front of the border.
If you are looking for a a rose to grow in a container this will be great for a large container.
Where ever you decide to plant the "Midnight Blue" rose, be sure to underplant it with white and/or pale yellow perennial flowers
Because, I think those flower color combinations look extra beautiful together in a garden.
Another reason I like this shrub rose is that it's very resistant to rose diseases, and therefore is a very low maintenance rose.
Remove spent blooms by deadheading frequently for a quicker re-bloom. Also after each flower flush, give it a dose of rose food. This will speed up repeat flowering.
Plant it in a sunny spot with well drained soil, and give it regular watering during the rose growing season.
Zone 6-9. Height 2-3 feet tall, and 2-3 feet wide.