'Robusta' rose References
Book (Jun 1992) Page(s) 110.
Robusta Bourbon. Soupert & Notting 1877... fiery velvety red passing to purple... [Author cites information from different sources.]
Book (1936) Page(s) 614.
Robusta (bourbon) Soup. & Nott. 1877; fiery red to purple, large, double, cluster-flowered, growth 8/10.
Article (misc) (7 Mar 1935) Page(s) 96.
Robusta one of the roses that did well on the Côte d'Azur and which the author believed would be suitable for California and Florida... purple-red
Website/Catalog (1926) Page(s) 43.
Bourbon..Semi-Climbers...Robusta (Soupert 1877). Fire-red.
Book (1912) Page(s) 136.
Ile Bourbon Ordinaires.
Robusta, Soupert et Notting 1878, Rouge feu velouté, fl. pleine; florifère, très vigoureuse
Website/Catalog (1907) Page(s) 65.
Bourbon-Roses...Robusta (Soupert & Notting 1878) velvety fire-red, medium size, climbing
Magazine (5 Mar 1904) Page(s) 166.
It is not surprising that owing to the numerous new Roses many of the excellent older sorts have been crowded out. Beautiful as the Hybrid Teas unquestionably are, I think it will be a bad day for lovers of the Rose if they allow this group to drive out of cultivation many old and well-tried varieties of other classes that are too good to suffer extinction. I often wish there were a National Rose Garden, where every variety could be planted, so that rosarians could see for themselves the true value of each. How some of our much-praised Roses would have to give place to those less known but better, at least in the matter of "doing well" and in point of colour.
I append a list of a few varieties that are comparatively unknown, yet I can recommend every one with the full assurance that they would please the majority of the readers of The Garden. Among what are regarded as climbing Roses not one of the Rambler race can surpass.
Robusta.— As its name implies, this is a very vigorous grower, allied perhaps to the Bourbons, yet not so good in the autumn as the group generally. The colour is very vivid, just the tint of Louis Van Houtte. What a fine Rose to breed from!
Book (1899) Page(s) 156.
Robusta, Bourbon, Soupert, 1877, rouge feu
Book (1889) Page(s) 153.
Bourbon-Roses...Robusta (Soupert & Notting 1877). Medium size, double, cluster-flowered, velvety fire-red, passing to purple. Very vigorous.
Book (1882) Page(s) 33.
Robusta... Ile-Bourbon. Soupert et Notting. 1877 Rouge ardent. Fleur moyenne. Plante robuste.