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Cologne  rose photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
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most recent 30 MAR 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 29 MAR 14 by Cathy Rose

Do you know where this rose might be available from? We are moving to Napa and will be building a new rose garden. (We have to leave our wonderful garden and 280 roses in Massachusetts behind.) Would love to try and get this one but can't find a US source.


Cathy Rose
Reply #1 of 4 posted 30 MAR 14 by Patricia Routley
Would the 2005 reference help?
Reply #2 of 4 posted 30 MAR 14 by Cathy Rose

First of all, I absolutely love your profile. That was my chuckle of the day. Here's the best news. Cologne is actually sold as Blue Girl in this country and we have one in our current garden and I can get it locally where we are moving. Now doesn't that beat all?

Thanks for replying!

Reply #3 of 4 posted 30 MAR 14 by Patricia Routley
Glad to have given you a smile, Cathy. It is all still sort-of true. But I had to take more care of the garden throughout our last desperately dry summer. It has paid off because I don't think I lost very much at all. And now it is raining and I AM gardening with joy.

You asked a question in the McGredy 1998 rose 'Cologne'.
'Blue Girl is a synonym of a different rose - the 1964 Kordes rose 'Cologne Carnival'.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 30 MAR 14 by Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
COLOGNE and BLUE GIRL are not the same rose. I don't know of anyone here in the US who carries it anymore. My plant almost died last yr and is too small to do any cuttings right now. If it gets decent size this yr, maybe I'll try to root some cuttings.

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