'Susan Louise' rose References
Book (Dec 1998) Page(s) 578. Includes photo(s).
Susan Louise Modern Shrub. Adams (USA) 1929. Description... large, floppy flowers of a light flesh pink... rather tender... It seems to have caught on only in Australia, where it is readily available.
Book (Nov 1994) Page(s) 163.
A hybrid of 'Belle Portugaise'... there is a prolific large bush of 'Susan Louise' in California...
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 587.
Susan Louise Shrub, flesh-pink, 1929, 'Belle Portugaise' seedling; Adams. Description.
Book (1993) Page(s) 206. Includes photo(s).
A delicate, large-flowered shrub. Rare but worth searching out. Adams 1929.
Book (Jun 1992) Page(s) 58.
Susan Louise Tea. Adams/Stocking, 1929. Seedling of 'Belle Portugaise'. [Author cites information from different sources.]
Book (1954) Page(s) 75-76.
Charles E. Adams, Rev. George M. Schoener and Captain George C. Thomas of California represent Americans who have worked with [Rosa gigantea], but their results have been negligible. Undoubtedly, the best of their originations is Susan Louise, an everblooming seedling of Belle Portugaise, originated by Adams in 1919, and producing semidouble, deep pink blossoms.
Website/Catalog (1952) Page(s) 90.
Susan Louise. This is the truly ever-blooming form of the beautiful climber, Belle of Portugal, and in our opinion, one of the most valuable and delightful roses in existence, regardless of color, form or age. For the novice or the professional, at the beach or the desert, Susan Louise gives happily and constantly. Buds are very long-pointed, deep pink, excellent for bouquets, the open flower is semi-double, flesh-pink, charming and graceful. Robust grower to five feet or more and truly everblooming This, friends, is a ROSE!
"Susan Louise, a truly everblooming beauty, still at it when a November freeze put an end to her scintillating display." --Mrs. George W. Childers, Covington, Kentucky.
"Of Susan Louise, I'll say little, simply because once started, I could never quit...this much and no more, --she is one of my ten most beautiful flowers, --an unsurpassed darling...Mr. Tillotson's all-out vote for Susan Louise should assure every customer that when he says "this is it", it really is." Sarah Lakey, Tulsa, Oklahoma. ("Mr. Tillitson" blushes with becoming modesty, secretly deciding to re-check some of his other effusions, to be sure they are "it") 3 for $3.65 each $1.35
Website/Catalog (1948) Page(s) 46.
Susan Louise. This is the truly ever-blooming bush form of the beautiful climber, Belle of Portugal, and in our opinion one of the most valuable and delightful roses in existence, regardless of color, form, or age....Buds are very long-pointed, deep pink, excellent for bouquets; the open flower is semi-double, flesh-pink, charming and graceful. Robust grower to 5 feet or more.
Book (1940) Page(s) 3.
Charles E. Adams, San Jose, California [breeder of 'Susan Louise']
Book (1936) Page(s) 216-217. Includes photo(s).
Black and white photo opposite p. 180
Proof In the Pudding describes Susan Louise grown at Breeze Hill, freezing back every winter and growing back.