Blackberry Nip


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Shapely deep purple blooms on long stems. An ideal home gardener's picking rose.

Named after the Blackberry Nip liqueur that we all remember, this rose has rich purple plum blooms with a strong alluring perfume. Blackberry Nip flowers are usually borne one to a stem. Spent flowers drop their petals and hips are very rarely formed reducing the need for dead heading. This rose has very distinctive silvery grey foliage. It is quite thorny however thorns can be removed particularly easily with the thumb and forefinger. It has a nice compact and bushy growth habit making it suitable to grow in a larger container.


  • Fragrance award winner, Auckland Rose of the Year, New Zealand (1999)
  • Certificate of Merit, Palmerston North Trial Ground, New Zealand (1998)
  • Silver Star of the South Pacific, Palmerston North International Trial Ground, New Zealand (1998)


Classification: Hybrid Tea

Flower Colour: Purple/Plum

Flower Size: 110mm

Petal Count: 35-40

Hight: 1 - 1.10m

Habit: Bushy

Fragrance: 5

Disease Resistance: Good

Year of Release: 1996

Introducer: Glenavon Roses Ltd.


Fragrance guide 1 = Little or none; 5 = Very Strong