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'Blue Girl' rose Description
'Kölner Karneval' rose photo
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Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
88 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Cologne Carnival
Exhibition name: Kölner Karneval
Origin:
Bred by Reimer Kordes (1922-1997) (Germany, 1964).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Wheatcroft in 1964 as 'Blue Girl'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Silver(y) - lilac.  Flowers silvery lilac-lavender.  Moderate, fruity fragrance.  35 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 5.5".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy.  Large, dark green foliage.  
Height of 30" to 3' (75 to 90 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Parentage:
Notes:
Ludwig Tashner in writing an article on Blue Roses for Roseweb http://roseweb.co.za/wiki/rosewiki/index.php?title=Blue_Roses states "Messrs Kordes crossed ‘Sterling Silver’ with ‘Magenta’ and released ‘Silver Star’, ‘Cologne Carnival’ and ‘Lavendula’"
 
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