'Blue Girl' rose References
Book (Aug 2002) Page(s) 52.
Website/Catalog (30 Aug 1999) Page(s) 10. Includes photo(s).
Blue Girl Hybrid Tea. Kordes 1964... clear clean lavender tones...
Book (Dec 1998) Page(s) 339. Includes photo(s).
Kolner Karneval Description... large, full flowers in a pleasing shade of lilac-mauve, which shows bluish notes in periods of warm sunny weather...
Book (Oct 1993) Page(s) 70.
Blue Girl Hybrid Tea. Description... Silvery lavender... Large blooms more than 5 inches across...
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 291.
Kölner Karneval Hybrid Tea, silvery lilac-blue, 1964, (KORgi; 'Blue Girl'; 'Cologne Carnival'); Kordes, R. Description.
Book (Jun 1986) Page(s) 442.
Kölner Karneval Description... It is perhaps the most reliable variety in its color range... Mauve... Disease resistant and winter hardy...
Book (1967) Page(s) 26.
Roy and Heather Rumsey, NSW. New Roses.
Kolner Karneval HT. (Kordes) ('Blue Girl'; 'Cologne Carnival'). Double blooms in a nice shade of mauve. We have had this several years hoping for better growth, but it seems this is not to be.
p110. Dr. A. S. Thomas:
'Blue Moon' and 'Kolner Karneval' despite their close resemblance, have very different parents.
p112. Dr. A. S. Thomas. New Roses in Victoria.
Kolner Karneval, HT. (Kordes, 1964) 'Magenta' x unnamed seedling. In 1963, when I saw them in Holstein, this rose was named but 'Blue Moon' was still under serial number. They are almost ldentical and were raised by men who are not only neighbours but great friends. A blueish, grey-mauve with long shapely flowers of twenty-five petals. Bigger than 'Sterling Silver'. Vigorous upright growth and free flowering.
p113. Dr. A. S. Thomas. New Roses in Victoria.
'Song of Paris'....Less sharply pointed and darker than 'Blue Moon' and 'Kolner Karneval'.
p169 W. G. Treloar, Victoria. Recent Introductions. 1964-65 Releases. (advertisement).
Kolner Karneval. HT.