'Barcelona' rose References
Article (newspaper) (8 Jun 1950) Page(s) 42.
The best reds are Barcelona, Crimson Glory, Ena Harkness and Poinsettia.
[From an article 'Geum Advises the Home Gardener' in response to an unincluded question from a Mrs. J. H. of Nyabing, Western Australia.]
Article (newspaper) (21 Jul 1949) Page(s) 32.
This month Rose and fruit tree pruning will be in full operation and it is advisable to have this completed by the end of July. The newer and bigger types of Roses do not require severe treatment - rather it is better to size up each plant and prune according to requirements. Hoover, Puricelli,Talisman, Korovo, Sastago, Autumn, Cath. Kordes, Barcelona and Texas Centennial are some of the types which require shaping more than drastic pruning whilst I find with Rome Glory the cutting of long stems with bloom attached almost suffices for this type of Rose which is extremely vigorous and reaches tall proportions.
[From article 'For the Home Gardener' by "Geum".]
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 (1946) Page(s) 15.
BARCELONA (Kordes 1932). Fleur rouge carminé foncé velouté, extra, vigoureuse
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’.
Website/Catalog (1941) Page(s) 24.
Barcelona (H.T.) (Kordes, 1932) F3. 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. E.
Website/Catalog (1941) Page(s) 2.
Barcelona (H.T.) (W. Kordes & Sohne). Very strong, upright, bushy growth with healthy foliage. Large full blooms of good form carried on erect stem. Colour deep crimson with velvety shadings. Strong old rose perfume.
Book (1940) Page(s) 16.
Barcelona Hybrid Tea. (Kordes 1932)... dark crimson, not burning in sun...