'Barcelona' rose References
Magazine (2019) Page(s) 49. Vol 41, No. 1.
Margaret Furness. Tea, Noisette and China Mislabels in Australia.
The rose grown everywhere as Francis Dubreuil is not correct, and not a Tea (it smells too good!). Better to call it “Not Francis Dubreuil”. Americans say it’s Barcelona, HT, but we have a named Barcelona in WA which is different.
Book (2005) Page(s) 20.
location E:141, Barcelona, Kordes Sons 1932, HT, dark red, large, double, strong fragrance, medium height
Website/Catalog (2000) Page(s) 119.
p119 Barcelona HT. rrr-fff. 1. [Very recurrent, very fragrant. Growing 1 : Low spreading angular HT type.] Kordes. 1932 Provenance: Huntington. Deep blackish crimson, cupped flowers open wide, brightening to clear red with a very spicy scent. Ed Wilkinson recently bought to our notice that this same rose is currently being distributed as the old tea rose 'Francis Dubreuil'.
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 40.
Barcelona Hybrid Tea, crimson, 1932, ('Sensation' x 'Templar') x 'Lord Charlemont'; Kordes. Description.
Book (1966) Page(s) 111.
Miss Marjorie Pegler, Quilpie, Queensland. Rose Growing in Inland Australia. We have an elderly bush of 'Barcelona' which is tolerated only because of the extraordinary sweetness of its perfume, as the flowers are poor in shape and infrequent.
Book (1953) Page(s) 162.
Barcelona Kordes' Sons 32, very well filled, black-crimson, up to 5, 12 cm, good fragrance, 50 cm high, well-branched, best of the very dark red hybrid teas. Hardy. Floriferous, Cut rose. Some mildew.
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 (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’.