'Honorine de Brabant' rose References
Book (1992) Page(s) 39.
Bourbon shrub; light lilac pink, striped red; blooms of medium size, double; growth sprawling, best on support, 6 x 6 ft (1.8 x 1.8 m); smooth stems; moderate scent. Origin unknown.
Book (1991) Page(s) 21.
Honorine de Brabant globular pale pink blooms striped with lilac...
Book (1988) Page(s) 8, 71. Includes photo(s).
Website/Catalog (1986) Page(s) 22.
Honorine de Brabant.....Cg. P.
Website/Catalog (1982) Page(s) 20.
Honorine de Brabant (Bourbon) One of the more acceptable striped roses. Delicate shades of lilac with purple markings especially good in Autumn. Unknown origin. (R) 5 x 4’.
Book (1975) Page(s) 98.
Commandant Beaurepaire...is said to have a sport in....Honorine de Brabant which is equally effective, if not more so, as it is seldom out of flower. It is larger and perhaps coarser: it is certainly lusty, 8 ft x 9 ft, with much large leathery foliage, mid green in colour. The blooms are very pale lilac-pink, striped and spotted with darker tones, which vary from mauve to violet. The later flowers are particularly good. She and the Commandant are deservedly popular.
Book (1971) Page(s) 79.
There is another striped Bourbon still in commerce named Honorine de Brabant with lilac-pink blooms striped and mottled deep crimson which changes to violet. It forms a big shrub to six feet, flowers freely in the first flush and then sparingly for the remainder of the season; its provenance and date of occurrence are unknown, although it is obviously a sport.
Book (1971) Page(s) 133, 17. Includes photo(s).
'Honorine de Brabant' B. Pale pink, streaked purplish-crimson, recurrent, 6 ft (1-8m.) An old Bourbon rose of the last century. Vigorous, up to 6 ft (1-8 m.) and usually thick and bushy with large leaves. Flowers large, double, pale pink, splashed irregularly with purplish-crimson, opening cupped then becoming quartered, 3½ - 4 on, (8-9 - 10-2 cm.) across. Lighter in colour than 'Commandant Beaurepaire' and less conspicuously striped than 'Variegata di Bologna'. Scented. Mid to late June.
Book (8 Mar 1970) Page(s) 171.
Honorine de Brabant; introduced 1880; pale lilac with deeper shadings; full flowers repeating well in the autumn. Growth strong and vigorous -again to 5 ft.
Book (1965) Page(s) 509.
Roses with pale-green foliage:...R. bourboniana, Honorine Brabant