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'Magenta' rose References
Website/Catalog  (1982)  Page(s) 24.  
Magenta (Modern Shrub) ‘Kordes Magenta’. A moderately vigorous shrub bearing flowers of an unusual shade of lilac-pink to mauve with a good fragrance.  They are of rosette form.  1954. H. (R) 4 x 4’.
Website/Catalog  (1958)  Page(s) 31.  
Hybrid Polyantha or Floribunda Roses. Magenta (Kordes 1954) Short buds in clusters opening to fully double flat blooms varying from pinkish lilac to greyish mauve and fading when aged to slaty gray.  This growth is particularly vigorous.  Double. Extra tall. 
Book  (1956)  Page(s) 31.  
Harry H. Hazlewood.  Some New Roses For 1956.
Magenta (Kordes 1954).  Short fat buds in clusters opening to fully double blooms of pinkish lilac which tone to ashy grey when the bloom is aged. The colour is very variable approaching lavender or greyish mauve at certain seasons. Another step towards the elusive blue rose. Extra vigorous growth. (It must not be confused with 'Magenta' of Barbier, 1916, or 'Magenta' of Leenders, 1934).
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