'Lady Roberts' rose References
Magazine (2019) Page(s) 48. Vol 41, No. 1.
Margaret Furness. Tea, Noisette and China Mislabels in Australia.
Lady Roberts may never have been more than part of the colour spectrum of Anna Olivier.
Book (Dec 1998) Page(s) 349. Includes photo(s).
Lady Roberts Tea. Cant (UK) 1902... rich, reddish apricot blooms with a coppery base...
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 301.
Lady Roberts Tea, rich reddish apricot, base coppery red, edges shaded orange, 1902, 'Anna Olivier' bud sport; Cant, F. Description.
Book (Jun 1992) Page(s) 48.
Lady Roberts Tea. F. Cant, 1902. Sport of 'Anna Olivier'. [Author cites information from different sources.]
Book (1940) Page(s) 117.
Lady Roberts. T. (F.Cant,'02.) Bud sport of Anna Olivier. Dbl., tea fragrance,
rich reddish apricot, base coppery red, edges shaded orange. Vig.
Book (1936) Page(s) 613.
Roberts, Lady (tea) F. Cant 1902; reddish apricot, edges occasionally light orange, pistil metallic copper-red, large, double, solitary, floriferous, continuous bloom, growth 6/10. Sangerhausen
Article (magazine) (1931) Page(s) 104.
Lady Roberts:- Apricot to reddish-apricot, good buds, with a nice shaped flower; she does well and is popular still.
Book (1926) Page(s) 32.
Lady Roberts (F. Cant & Co., 1902): a delightful rose of pale creamy-yellow, with an intensely orange centre. It is very double and very sweet. The blooms always open well; they revel in hot weather, although their size is diminished by it. The plant is not troubled by disease, but cannot stand a hard winter.
Website/Catalog (1925) Page(s) 48.
General List. (82) Lady Roberts (T. F. Cant 1902) 2 or 3. ....It makes a very shapely standard. Sometimes the colour reverts to 'Anna Olivier' from which it sported.
Website/Catalog (1924) Page(s) 35.
[No 58 of 200 in General Rose list, position based on previous year's sales.]
LADY ROBERTS (T.) (F. Cant, 1902), 2 - Apricot flushed with coppery red at its best but inclined to vary. Vigorous bushy growth with mildew-proof foliage, but stems are frequently weak. In A. [Adelaide] fades and burns in spring, and is classed as fair in Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth, Hobart, Mountainous regions and Sydney.