'World's Fair' rose References
Book (2006) Page(s) 153.
World's fair (Minna Kordes) Floribunda. Rapid rebloom. Good fragrance. Short, spreading. Kordes, 1939. [provenance:] (Huntington) Renamed to commemorate the New York World's Fair of 1939-1940, where it was extensively planted. It is easy to imagine vast beds of this striking rose, deep crimson lit with scarlet as it ages; wide petals, semi-double, with golden stamens.
Book (Apr 2001) Page(s) 96.
World's Fair ('Minna Kordes') Floribunda. W. Kordes' Söhne 1938/1939
Book (2001) Page(s) 93.
World's Fair Floribunda, dark red, 1939. Not rated.
Book (1957) Page(s) 90.
Minna Kordes, 1938, dark velvety, center dazzling red, glorious, double, 50cm
Book (1953) Page(s) 66.
World's Fair - 28
Article (magazine) (Feb 1952) Page(s) 103.
Minna Kordes ('World's Fair') a Seedling of 'Crimson Glory'; Floribunda; Kordes, 1938; 'Dance of Joy' x 'Crimson Glory'; Deep crimson.
Article (magazine) (Dec 1951) Page(s) 21.
'Carillon' (1935) or 'World's Fair' (1938) may be credited with establishing the fashion for floribundas.
Book (1951) Page(s) 45.
By the Editor
As no doubt some of our members are aware, a very unsatisfactory situation with respect to Rose names has arisen within the past few years due to the practice of certain large commercial firms in re-naming Roses of European origin, contrary to and in defiance of "International Rules of Botanical Nomenclature" and its supplementary schedule known as Appendix VII (Nomenclature of Garden Plants).
Valid Name: Minna Kordes
Re-christened: World's Fair
Book (1948) Page(s) pp. 96. Includes photo(s).
World's Fair. Floribunda (Hybrid Polyantha)
Website/Catalog (1947) Page(s) 7.
Supplement to the 1947 catalogue. Novelty Roses 1947-48. Minna Kordes (Hyb. Poly. Kordes.) A rather low growing variety with large 3 inch semi-double, fragrant blooms of rich deep crimson. These are borne in clusters of 5 to 10 and are a very pleasing colour, fading lighter as they age. Upfortunately the name has been changed, contrary to the rules governing plant nomenclature to 'World's Fair' in U.S.A. ('Dance of Joy' x 'Crimson Glory') A.A.R.S. 5/- each.