There are a lot of purple and mauve roses available;  I have tried several over the years without much luck. Neptune is an exception; the bush grows well and produces nice long stems. Here in the south the blooms can be small in the heat but even then it still holds their form. As all purples do, this one smells super sweet, always a plus to put in the vase.


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.  Strong, citrus, rose, sweet fragrance.  34 to 45 petals.  Average diameter 5″.  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, upright.  Large, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.
Height of 4′ to 5′ (120 to 150 cm).