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'Baby Château' rose References
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 36.  
Floribunda, red shaded garnet, 1936, ('Château'; 'Baby Vougeot'); 'Aroma' x ('Eva' x 'Ami Quinard'); Kordes.
Book  (1975)  Page(s) 68.  
One should, at this stage, deal with a new and brilliant colouring, possibly due to the new pelargonidin which Kordes attributes to his 'Baby Chateau' (1936). Certainly since that time the cinnabar colouring has appeared in many...
Book  (1968)  Page(s) 25.  
Aus einem 'Eva'- X 'Ami Quinard'-Sämling und der roten TH 'Aroma' entstand die züchterisch wichtige rote PH 'Baby Château' (Kordes 1936), die an der Entstehung verschiedner anderer Rosen beteiligt war..

The red hybrid Pernetiana 'Baby Chateau' (Kordes 1936), which is important for breeding and was involved in the origination of several other roses, resulted from a seedling of 'Eva' x 'Ami Quinard' and the red HT 'Aroma'.
Book  (1953)  Page(s) 118.  
Wilhelm Kordes, Holstein, Germany. My dear Mr. Editor, you are asking for something I cannot give. None of my Roses is a "Masterpiece. 'Orange Triumph', 'Crimson Glory', 'Geheimrat Duisberg' and a good many others all have their faults.......but long before that Mallerin gave us 'Ami Quinard'. The pollen from this gave me a near black but badly burning seedling with 'Robin Hood' (Pemberton's) as seed parent. the pollen from this again on to long forgotten 'Aroma' gave me Baby Chateau and here the story begins. 'Baby Chateau' is sometimes a beauty, but most times unsatisfactory, but as it is with mankind, a good soul may rest in the heart of even a loser in a beauty contest - so it is with this Rose. It gave to the Rose world the fiery cinnabar and scarlet hues that are more and more coming into our gardens..... so perhaps 'Baby Chateau is my real "Masterpiece".
Book  (1947)  Page(s) 102.  
BABY CHÂTEAU (Hybrid polyantha) bears its clustered heads of large double dark-crimson flowers upon strong upright and branching plants, with varnished bronze-green ample foliage.
Kordes 1936. Deciduous. Vigorous. Slightly fragrant....June-September. Hardy.
Website/Catalog  (1945)  Page(s) 23.  
'Baby Chateau'. Semi-double, slightly fragrant blooms of deep velvety crimson. The colour is particularly brilliant but liable to burn in hot weather.
Book  (1940)  Page(s) 15.  
Baby Chateau Hybrid Polyantha. (Kordes 1936)... velvety red, shaded dark garnet...
Book  (1939)  Page(s) 24.  
Harry H. Hazlewood.  The New Roses of 1939. 
Almost equally good is Baby Chateau (Kordes, 1936) an intensely dark scarlet crimson with vigorous, healthy foliage and growth. The colour is so intense it is liable to burn in very hot weather, but it will be largely grown for its other outstanding qualities.
Website/Catalog  (1939)  Page(s) 35.  
New Roses 1939. Baby Chateau (H. Pol.  Kordes 1936) Flowers large for the type, double, and slightly fragrant, with a deep velvety crimson colour. The blooms are produced in clusters on long stems, while the foliage is healthy and the growth vigorous. 2/6 ea. 27/- doz. 
Particularly brilliant colour and splendid healthy foliage. Somewhat liable to burn in hot weather. Highly recommended
Website/Catalog  (1937)  Page(s) 120.  
Baby Château (W. Kordes' Sons 1936). Hybrid Polyantha with dense clusters of large, full, hybrid tea-like blooms, whose dark red is shaded velvety black. Vigour and untiring willingness to bloom make this new cultivar to one of the most striking and valuable Polyantha roses.....Low garden plants 1 piece RM [Reichsmark] 5.-   10 pieces RM 40.-
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