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'TANnacht' rose References
Book  (1984)  Page(s) 127, Pl. 5.  Includes photo(s).
Blue moon HT Raised by Tantau, Holstein, Germany. Introduced 1964. Parentage Sterling Silver seedling x unknown. Also known as Mainzer Fastnacht. This was reckoned to be the first 'blue' rose, though to be more like a lilac. A great achievement, nevertheless, as this was surely the best grower of all of this shade (including the forerunner and part parent 'Sterling Silver' which although pretty lacked real vigour). Fragrance and long flower stems add to the charm and make it irresistible to flower arrangers in search of the unusual. Medium upright grower.
Website/Catalog  (1982)  Page(s) 35.  Includes photo(s).
Sissi ®
Website/Catalog  (1982)  Page(s) 45.  
Blue Moon An excellent rose of lilac mauve, upright and strong necked.  Fragrant. Still the best of the “blue” shades.  Medium/tall. Tantau 1964.
Book  (1978)  Page(s) 110.  
  'Blue Moon'     Medium  Lilac pink    Remontant  P7   H2   **
….. 'different', or 'interesting'. Either of these fit 'Blue Moon', the best Hybrid Tea of this type. It has also the advantage of being exceptionally fragrant. For the best view of it, grow it under glass.  It was raised by Mathias Tantau from seedlings of his own, in which no doubt he had incorporated the lilac pink roses of  other breeders, and  almost certainly including 'Sterling Silver'. It was introduced in 1964. The original German name is 'Mainzer Fastnache , and in France it is `Sissl'.
Website/Catalog  (1978)  Page(s) 13.  
Sissi ®Transi (NIRP 1964) Fleur bien formée d'un ravissant coloris bleu mauve très doux. Agréable parfum. Rosier florifère de bonne vigueur, feuillage vert foncé. Hauteur de végétation : 65/75 cm.
Website/Catalog  (1976)  Page(s) 25.  Includes photo(s).
® SISSI (Allemagne) Tantau 343 : le princesse bleue, la plus belle des roses bleues et tellement parfumées.
Website/Catalog  (1972)  Page(s) 2.  Includes photo(s).
Magazine  (Aug 1971)  Page(s) 3. trimester, p. 23.  
American heritage, jaune canari clair / Antigone, jaune orangé / Belle Strasbourgeoise, rose saumoné / Clio, rouge / Donatella, rouge capucine et revers jaune citron / Firmament, rouge / Gold Time, ambre jaune / Jamaica, rouge cerise / Kronenbourg, rouge et jaune orangé / Mariléne, rose / Mignonne, rose nacré / Merci, rose saumon / Mystère, rose clair / Red lion, rouge cerise / Rose Gaujard, rouge et argent / Shannon, rose foncé / Sissi, lilas pastel / Super Star, orange saumoné / Tanagra, rouge orangé / Wizo, orange saumoné.
Website/Catalog  (1970)  Page(s) 5.  Includes photo(s).
SISSI (Tantau) - TANsi 343 FD. ...... Bouton très élégant s'épanouissant en une fleur parfumée au coloris lilas pastel exceptionnel.

[not listed in 1978, but again in 1979, no longer in 1980, but again in 1984]
Book  (1968)  Page(s) 38.  
Roy Rumsey.  The Best Roses of the Last Five Years.  
Blue Moon Undoubtedly the best yet in the mauve or blue Shades.  It has attractive shape, clear colour, good petal texture, strong perfume, and is free-flowering. It gives a delightful effect in a massed bed.
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