Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: WEKhilpurnil
Exhibition name: Neptune ™

Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, 2003).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 2005 as ‘Neptune’.
Introduced in United States by Bailey Nurseries in 2011 as ‘Neptune’.
Hybrid Tea.
Lavender, light purple blending, purple edges..  Flowers blended lavender, reverse blended lavender sometimes edged purple..  Strong, citrus, rose, sweet fragrance.  34 to 45 petals.  Average diameter 5″.  Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, reflexed bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Tall, armed with thorns / prickles, upright.  Large, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.
Height of 4′ to 5′ (120 to 150 cm).  Width of 22″ to 28″ (55 to 70 cm).
seed: Blueberry Hill ™ × Stephens’ Big Purple (Hybrid Tea, Stephens, 1985)
pollen: Blue Nile ®

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