'Barcelona' rose References
Book (2005) Page(s) 20.
location E:141, Barcelona, Kordes Sons 1932, HT, dark red, large, double, strong fragrance, medium height
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 40.
Barcelona Hybrid Tea, crimson, 1932, ('Sensation' x 'Templar') x 'Lord Charlemont'; Kordes. Description.
Book (1966) Page(s) 111.
Miss Marjorie Pegler, Quilpie, Queensland. Rose Growing in Inland Australia. We have an elderly bush of 'Barcelona' which is tolerated only because of the extraordinary sweetness of its perfume, as the flowers are poor in shape and infrequent.
Book (1953) Page(s) 162.
Barcelona Kordes' Sons 32, very well filled, black-crimson, up to 5, 12 cm, good fragrance, 50 cm high, well-branched, best of the very dark red hybrid teas. Hardy. Floriferous, Cut rose. Some mildew.
Book (1947) Page(s) 84.
A. Brundrett, Narre Warren North, Vic: Roses for Marble Bar.[very hot town in WA]
In reds, we have ‘Barcelona’ (H.T.) and ‘Kurt Scholz’ (H.T.) both raised by W. Kordes (1932-1934). Each has up to 50 petals, good buds of bullet firmness, which should not be cut at too early a stage, and which are at their best during the heat spells. ‘Barcelona’ is carmine crimson with black velvety shadings, and ‘Kurt Scholz’ deep scarlet crimson.
Book (1947) Page(s) 103.
'Barcelona' (H.T:) has deep red, cup-shaped blooms with deeper shading, and is lighter on the outside of the petals. The flowers are large, lasting, and sweetly-scented, and borne on strong stems.
Kordes 1932. Deciduous. Vigorous. Very fragrant. ..June-September. Hardy.
Website/Catalog (1945) Page(s) 19.
'Barcelona'. Carmine crimson with velvety black shadings. The rather flat blooms carry 40 to 50 large petals, and the colour keeps quite well under average conditions. The growth is good, with clean foliage.
p28-3 Harry Hazelwood: In great-grandchildren [of ‘Chateau de Clos Vougeot’] America produced ‘E. J. Ludding’ (a much neglected garden Rose of unusual shade) and ‘Evert van Dyk’. Through ‘Sensation’ the great-grandchildren strike a very high standard of quality – ‘Autumn’, ‘Barcelona’, ‘Beatrice MacGregor’, ‘Cathrine Kordes’, ‘Pres. Herbert Hoover’, ‘Rome Glory’, ‘Signora Piero Puricelli’, etc.
p30-1 ..... Present day hybridising, however, has proved that frequently many highly desirable varieties are the result of inbreeding or crossing closely relation members of the same strain. For instance, mendelian teaching recommends that the progeny from a given cross by fertilised with their own pollen or crossed back to one or both of its own parents or predecessors....... Similarly, ‘Granat’  is the result of great grandchild ‘Barcelona’ crossed back to ‘Chateau de Clos Vougeot’, its great-grandparent.
p31-1 ‘Barcelona’. H.T. (Kordes, 1932. (‘Sensation’ x ‘Templar’) x ‘Lord Charlemont’.
Book (1940) Page(s) 16.
Barcelona Hybrid Tea. (Kordes 1932)... dark crimson, not burning in sun...
Book (1938) Page(s) 176.
Proof of the Pudding. 'Barcelona'. HT Red (Kordes '32). ARA '33; PP '37.
Piester, Conn., (12pl.), terms it poor in midsummer, but with durable flowers which lack depth; he considers the growth fair. Hampton, Tex., (2 pl., 2 yr), has not been able to make the plants live. At Breeze Hill we recorded a small double rose of light red opening flat; ordinary plants with healthy foliage. It did not appear important.