Stephen’s Big Purple

 Stephens’ Big Purple

Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Tea.

Violet – mauve.  Deep beetroot purple.  Strong, fruity, old rose, sweet fragrance.  35 to 70 petals.  Average diameter 5″.  Very large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Tall.  Large, dark green foliage.
Height of 3′ to 6′ (90 to 185 cm).  Width of 2′ (60 cm).

Hybridizer: Pat Stephens (New Zealand, 1985).