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'Shocking Blue ®' rose References
Website/Catalog  (7 May 2014)  
Registered Name: 'Korblue'
ARS Approved Exhibition Name: Shocking Blue®
F, m, 1975, Kordes; bud very large, pointed; flowers lilac-mauve, 2½-3½ in., 28 petals, high-centered to cupped, borne in clusters, intense fragrance; recurrent; foliage large, dark green, glossy, leathery; prickles few, medium, hooked downward, brown; vigorous, upright, bushy growth; PP3846
[(Zorina × seedling) × Silver Star]. Garden Rating: 7.4 : Introductions: 1974
Book  (2006)  Page(s) 150.  
Shocking Blue. Floribunda. Good reliable rebloom. Outstanding fragrance. Habit 4. Kordes, 1974. Provenance Weeks. This might well be classed as a hybrid tea,with its large flowers of a deep lavender-blue,richly scented. Not matter how it is categorized, we love it.
Book  (2003)  Page(s) 363.  Includes photo(s).
Shocking Blue....narrow habit of growth
Book  (1999)  Page(s) 86.  
Eric Trimper. Roses for the Smaller Cottage or Smaller garden.
Shocking Blue excellent flushes of an unusual colour between deep pink and mauve, very fragrant.
Website/Catalog  (23 Oct 1998)  Page(s) 15, 17.  Includes photo(s).
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Page 17: Shocking Blue (KORblue) Floribunda. Kordes 1980. An incredibly fragrant floribunda with blooms of magenta tinted mauve and of H.T. shape. Nearest thing we have to a 'blue rose'. Healthy disease-resistant foliage... An excellent variety for the flower arranger...
Book  (1996)  Page(s) 76.  
Shocking Blue (KORblue) Cluster-flowered (Floribunda) bush. Description. Flowers: lilac-purple. Parentage: Seedling x 'Silver Star'. Kordes (Germany) 1975.
Book  (1994)  Page(s) 129.  
Shocking Blue Kordes 1974. Description... This rose was attracting lots of attention from the time it was named, but the public had to wait almost ten years before it became available. The reason was that it was being used merely as a cut flower, until someone with the courage took it into the garden... nowhere near blue but is a mauve lavender that softens to a creamy lavender...
Book  (Sep 1993)  Page(s) 368.  Includes photo(s).
Shocking Blue (KORblue) Cluster-flowered. Reimer Kordes 1974. Description... The color is more magenta than blue!... it is a popular florist's rose...
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 548.  
Shocking Blue® Floribunda, mauve, 1974, (KORblue); Seedling x 'Silver Star'; Kordes. Description.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 248.  Includes photo(s).
Shocking Blue (KORblue) CLuster-flowered floribunda. Parentage: unknown. Germany 1974. Description and cultivation... Double blooms, magenta-crimson in the large bud, open to magenta-mauve...
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