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PlantFiles: Hybrid Tea, Climbing Rose
Rosa 'Blue Girl, Cl.'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Girl, Cl.
Additional cultivar information: (aka Klner Karneval, Cl.)
Hybridized by Kyle; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1977

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Hybrid Tea
Modern Climber

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:
Mauve and mauve blend (mb)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Blooms repeatedly

Trained to climb

Patent Information:

Other Details:
Prone to die-back

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings


No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral NancyBeck On Jun 7, 2013, NancyBeck from Cornelia, GA wrote:

I bought a 'Blue Girl Rose' at Lowes - it DID NOT say it was a climber.. now for the last two years, it has gotten quite tall about 5' or so.. but this year.. it's getting taller and beginning to lean like it needs a trellis.. so I believe I have a climber... to my surprise, it's in the middle of my garden of over 50 roses... a trellis will be a challenge (not impossible, but a challenge).. O.o... I was glad to run across your post that it is possible that I have a climber. It is most beautiful.. my husband comments that it looks like the old 'KOTEX' rose.. :)... I giggle every time.. my mother-in-law calls it her 'ghost' rose as it's so light lavender but very pretty.. :)


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lancaster, California
Cornelia, Georgia
Graham, Washington
Seattle, Washington

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