'Lady Roberts' rose References
Website/Catalog (1922) Page(s) 22.
(38) Lady Roberts (T.) (F. Cant) 2. Apricot flushed with coppery red. A vigorous grower with splendid mildew-proof foliage. Flowers are medium size, but freely produced. Lovers of this class of colour should not overlook 'Mrs. Dunlop Best'. which is far too low down on the list.
Website/Catalog (1920) Page(s) 25.
Tea-scented Roses. Lady Roberts, rich deep apricot
Article (magazine) (1919) Page(s) 70, 72.
There is a popular error that these decorative Tea and China Roses are excessively tender. This has not been my experience. There are a few ... that are undoubtedly tender, but with me such grand Teas as Lady Roberts, Madame Hoste, G. Nabonnand and the like, are as hardy as Betty or Mme. Abel Chatenay.
...A trio of near relations are Lady Roberts, Anna Ollivier, and Madame Hoste. The first named is a popular favourite, and rightly so, for its reddish-apricot buds are most effective. It is presumably a sport of Anna Ollivier, and at times its flowers resemble the latter very closely. As with many sports, the more intense the sunshine the more brilliant are the colours. The fawn-coloured elongated buds of Anna Ollivier make this variety a very great favourite for button-holes. Madame Hoste has pale yellow blossoms of large size, glorious in their purity and splendidly free.
Website/Catalog (1914) Page(s) 31.
Lady Roberts... Frank Cant & Co., 1902, vigorous. Rich apricot, base of petals coppery-red. edges of petals shaded orange, long pointed bud; charming. Gold Medal, N.R.S.
Website/Catalog (1914) Page(s) 14.
Tea Roses. Lady Roberts. Reddish apricot-yellow and copper-red. Moderate growth.
Book (1914) Page(s) insert after p.172.
Lady Roberts. One of the most distinct and beautiful of Teas, apricot with yellow base.
Magazine (Jan 1913) Page(s) 13. Includes photo(s).
LADY ROBERTS (thé), de Frank Cant et C°, 1902. Cette variété est très répandue dans les cultures. Ses jolies fleurs abricot-rougeâtre nuancé de saumon, ses pétales souvent lisérés d'orangé avec des onglets rouge cuivré à reflets métalliques, un joli bouton pointu, en font une rose de tout premier mérite. Plante vigoureuse et très florifère.
Website/Catalog (1913) Page(s) 52.
Lady Robert Rose presents a rich apricot color, the base of the petals being coppery red, with their edges flamed in orange. The flowers come profusely and are fragrant. The buds are long and pointed, and both buds and flowers are of unusual beauty. The plant grows vigorously and maintains good health under trying conditions. A popular Rose in many localities, and a variety that should be far better known than it is. In no section of the country where it has been grown has it been discarded for so-called novelties or sorts of more recent introduction.
Book (1913) Page(s) 63.
Article: The Best Roses for Standards by H. R. Darlington, Vice-President, N.R.S.
LADY ROBERTS, Tea (Frank Cant &: Co., 1902).
This Rose is an apricot-coloured sport from Anna Olivier, which Rose it resembles in habit. It makes a showy spreading head, carrying a fair amount of glossy olive green foliage. The carriage of the flowers is good, and as a rule erect, but big flowers will sometimes droop. The blossoms are as a rule medium sized, having an apricot centre with coppery base to the petals, the edges becoming pale yellow, but the colour varies a good deal. I have long been fond of Lady Roberts in standard form, and think with Mr. Powley that it is the best way to grow this Rose, the flowers being borne well above the ground, free from damp and ground splashes. It; is best as a half standard. It is not much affected by mildew, but suffers sometimes from canker. Its strong point is its good habit as a standard- plant, and the exceptional continuity of its flowers.
Book (1913) Page(s) 93.
Lady Roberts. -- The blooms of this variety are small, of good form, and attractive apricot colour, shaded with copper. One of the best Tea roses.