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'Blue Girl' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 90-531
most recent 4 SEP SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 25 JAN 16 by drossb1986
This rose did not perform well in South Mississippi from my experience. Although the bush itself was very healthy and a vigorous grower, the blooms did not do well in the heat and humidity. As the heat wore on, the blooms tended to get smaller, burn, or the stems the blooms were on got very spindly. Our plants blooms also had poor form and were always very loose and often appeared as though they were wilted. The one big positive is that the flowers had a great fragrance. My mom very much disliked this plant. I actually preferred Lady-X in our garden to Blue Girl (which was more often pink-ish girl in our garden).
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Reply #1 of 11 posted 14 JUL by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Everything you wrote is correct. I notice the same: 1st-year as grafted-on-Dr.Huey is decent, but it's a decline in health for the 2nd year, and stems are spindly, and blooms don't last long, plus blackspot prone in high-rain, which leaches out calcium & potassium. It's very hard to maintain the health of grafted-on-Dr.Huey after the 1st-year, same with Double-Delight as grafted: 1st year is great, 2nd year is blackspot-prone.
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Reply #2 of 11 posted 14 JUL by Andrew from Dolton
'Twice in a Blue Moon' does the same too.
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Reply #3 of 11 posted 19 JUL by Lavenderlace
Are your Twice in a Blue Moon own-root?
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Reply #4 of 11 posted 19 JUL by Andrew from Dolton
No, they were budded, probably on Rosa laxa or Rosa 'Alba Simplex'..
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Reply #5 of 11 posted 19 JUL by Lavenderlace
I wonder if that's what is making a difference? I have quite a few doing very well but they aren't particularly old. Sorry you weren't happy with yours, hoping mine stay good!
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Reply #6 of 11 posted 19 JUL by Andrew from Dolton
I was very happy with the few flowers I did get, wondeful scent, but they did seem to always have tiny brown spots if you looked closely to the petals.
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Reply #7 of 11 posted 19 JUL by Lavenderlace
I wonder if it could be insect damage? Still beautiful though! I have some in a vase that seem to be unmarked and I'm no-spray. Lovely fragrance here, just love it!
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Reply #8 of 11 posted 19 JUL by Andrew from Dolton
I think it was possibly damage from rain, I don't generally have problems with pests like thrips. I think these lilac/mauve shades of roses work far better as a cut flower in a vase. It is often difficult to place them in the garden without the colour looking akward.
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Reply #9 of 11 posted 19 JUL by Lavenderlace
The sun in our hot climate here really does a number on them too. Thanks so much for your thoughts!
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Reply #10 of 11 posted 4 SEP by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Blue girl's scent is best on the bush. Only with tons of rain that I get a 2nd flush from Bluegirl. My 1st Bluegirl (grafted on Dr.Huey) survived zone 5a winter, but died during hot & dry June, so I bought a 2nd one & will move this 2nd one to partial shade for better winter-survival.
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Reply #11 of 11 posted 4 SEP by Lavenderlace
Thanks so much for the update!
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Discussion id : 84-530
most recent 28 APR 15 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 28 APR 15 by JasonSims1984
I absolutely love blue girl. It takes on genuine sky blue tones in the high noon. It also has the best rose fragrance I've ever smelled. It's a wonderful soapy smell. Not an old lady's rose. The color, form, and fragrance are identical to blue moon. Except, blue moon has lighter green foliage while blue girl has wide, dark blue green foliage. Both have good enough disease resistance. Use a systemic insecticide and antifungal. They don't like being sprayed with water on the leaves. Water them from the base. The bushes don't always survive a really hard winter, so replace them every 3 years or so, or deeply mulch and cover in the fall. I would love to use both of these roses for hybridizing. They are by far the bluest. To my eye, they take on actual blue tones. Neptune is a shrubbier plant but the flower form is not as pretty, and the fragrance is mediocre. There are other lavender but these are the best.
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Discussion id : 83-942
most recent 29 MAR 15 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 29 MAR 15 by bumblekim
FYI Out of curiousity I ordered a rose entitled "Blue Satin" from Michigan bulb (Obviously color enhanced photo in retrospect). I could never find any data on "Blue Satin" here on "Help Me Find", and lo and behold it is just a Kolner Karneval/Blue Girl which I already have! I will upload the photo of this plant label. (the label has both "Blue Satin" and "Kolner Karneval" written on it).
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 29 MAR 15 by Patricia Routley
Ah, the rascals indeed. But we've added 'Blue Satin' as a synonym. Thanks bumblekim. (I too have been practising my face-palming).
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Discussion id : 77-016
most recent 3 MAR 14 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 3 MAR 14 by Michael Garhart
This and Blue Moon are probably my least favorite mauves out there. They take on a very hard color. Some other mauves from this era do, too, but theyre not commercial. The tone tends to be rather harsh, hard, and so loses a lot of the qualities mauve roses can bring that other colors cannot.
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