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'Eva' References
Book  (Apr 1999)  Page(s) 365.  
Eva Hybrid Musk. Kordes 1933. Parentage: 'Robin Hood' (Hybrid Musk) x 'J.C. Thornton' (Hybrid Tea). The author cites information from different sources... Carminy red, white center...
Website/Catalog  (22 Dec 1998)  Page(s) 24.  Includes photo(s).
Eva Hybrid Musk. Kordes 1933. Description... large trusses of striking blooms. The single-petaled or loosely semi-double flowers are comprised of carmine red petals edging a white base. A prominent button of golden stamens rises from the center... Reported by Graham Thomas as being the first tetraploid among the Hybrid Musks and a prominent parent of many shrub roses by Kordes...
Book  (Dec 1998)  Page(s) 230.  Includes photo(s).
Eva Modern Shrub. Kordes (Germany) 1933. Description... huge panicles of 75 or more flowers... semi-double and carmine-red in color with a white center...
Book  (Sep 1993)  Page(s) 167.  Includes photo(s).
Eva Hybrid Musk. Wilhelm Kordes 1933. Description... carmine-red flowers, paler at the centres... Kordes bred it not for elegance but for vigor and hardiness... It has passed these qualities on to its many descendants. Parentage: 'Robin Hood' x 'J.C. Thornton'
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 167.  
Hybrid Musk (Shrub), red blend, 1933, 'Robin Hood (Pemberton' x 'J.C. Thornton'; Kordes. Bud pointed; flowers carmine-red, center white, semi-double, large blooms in clusters to 75; fragrant; very vigorous growth; intermittent bloom.
Website/Catalog  (1985)  Page(s) 20.  
Eva* (Hybrid Musk) Large, single or almost single flowers of rich red with centres paling to almost white.  Good, dark green foliage. Vigorous. 1933. P. H. (C.)
Book  (1954)  Page(s) 73-77.  
H. D. Wulff. "Notes on the Breeding Behavior of Rosa roxburghii and Rosa multibracteata."

'Eva' was produced by Mr. W. Kordes from a cross between the diploid Lambertiana rose 'Robin Hood' and the tetraploid hybrid tea rose 'J. C. Thornton'. It has also not become triploid but is a tetraploid rose like the male parent.

Book  (1947)  Page(s) 143.  
Eva (Hybrid Musk) bears large fragrant, semi-double, carmine-red flowers with white eyes in clusters upon vigorous upright bushes with much disease-proof foliage. Kordes 1933....Tall growth...June-September. Very hardy.
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 246.  
Eva (Multiflora Lambertiana) Kordes 1933; Rob. Hood X J.C. Thornton; bright glowing carmine, center white, 5-7cm., single, sometimes semi-double, open, flat, lasting, in clusters to 75, fragrance 5/10, floriferous, continuous bloom with interruptions, long & strong stems, growth 7/10, climbing, 2m., hardy. Sangerhausen
Website/Catalog  (1934)  Page(s) 86.  
The very newest roses....Eva (W. Kordes' Sons). Continuous blooming, large-bloomed, dark red rambler. The blooms are not filled, are however in panicles of up to 50. The bloom continues throughout the summer. Colour is bright blood-red seen from wide afar. The blooms and colour are very lasting. Low garden plants 1 piece RM 5.-
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