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'Blue Girl' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 90-531
most recent 25 JAN 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 JAN 16 bydrossb1986
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).
Discussion id : 84-530
most recent 28 APR 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 28 APR 15 byJasonSims1984
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.
Discussion id : 83-942
most recent 29 MAR 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 29 MAR 15 bybumblekim
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).
Reply #1 of 1 posted 29 MAR 15 byPatricia Routley
Ah, the rascals indeed. But we've added 'Blue Satin' as a synonym. Thanks bumblekim. (I too have been practising my face-palming).
Discussion id : 77-016
most recent 3 MAR 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 3 MAR 14 byMichael 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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