Book (1979) Page(s) 140.
Mrs. Sue Hack. Victoria. The colour [of Vol de Nuit] at least is far better than that of ‘Lady X’ – I swear the latter begins to fade and lose its colour after being cut.
Book (1976) Page(s) 113.
R. T. Hamilton. Victoria. Why is it that most of the so-called blue roses have a good perfume – ‘Blue Moon’, ‘Sterling Silver’, ‘Lady X’ , the new ‘Vol de Nuit’….
p39-5 Hugh Graham. Growing Roses in Sub-Tropical Queensland. ….but it is in the blues and mauves where our sub-tropical sun really plays havoc. ‘Blue Moon’ is the best of the blues, with ‘Lady X’ next; ‘Sterling Silver’ also does reasonably well. These cultivars give their best finery of colour in our autumn to winter weather; in the heat of summer they appear vapid and assume an ashen hue.
p55-4 …let us have….the growth of ‘Blue Moon’ or ‘Columbus Queen’ or ‘Lady X’.
Book (1970) Page(s) 47.
Judith H. Packard, California. ‘Lady X’ is pale and the tall plant is prone to mildew with much thrip damage too.
Book (1969) Includes photo(s).
1969 Australian Rose Annual
p27-4 Roy and Heather Rumsey. New Roses. ‘Lady X’ (Meilland). An excellent acquisition in the “blue” shades. It is a soft lilac, with beautiful urn-shaped buds which hold well. The blooms tend towards a pinkish lilac in the Spring, deeper in the cooler weather. The plants are very free from thorns, and the foliage is light green and healthy. There is no doubt that this is a lovely cultivar for a cut flower (‘Pigatelle’ x Tristesse) x (‘Prelude’ x ‘Simone’)
p161 [black and white photo]
p163-12 Mr. D. Ross, South Australia has been growing the following cultivars under trial for three years. They will be released for sale in June 1969. ‘Lady X’ resembles ‘First Love' and ‘Pascali’ in flower form and the elegant buds with reflexing petals in soft lilac tone, lighter than ‘Sterling Silver’ are held on almost thornless stems. This new one should be very popular with floral arrangers.
Book (1969) Page(s) 200.
‘Lady X’. HT. (M L. Meilland; int. C-P, ’66) Seedling x ‘Simone’. Bud long pointed; fl. large, dbl, high centered, slightly fragrant, mauve. Fol. leathery. Vig., upright; abundant bloom. Pl. Pat 2691. M.