Guillot (1803-1882), Jean-Baptiste (père)
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Rose breeder Listing last updated on 15 Dec 2017.
Jean-Baptiste Guillot (père) (1803-1882) established his nursery in 1829 at La Guillotière near Lyon (today part of Lyon). The nursery propagated mainly greenhouse plants such as cactus, azalea, camelias, pelargonium. In 1834, J.-B. Guillot bought a large collection of roses from Victor Verdier and offered them in the 1834/35 season. His first recorded cultivar Lamartine, a Bourbon, appeared in 1842, the last, La Favorite, a Hybrid Perpetual in 1871.
His son Jean-Baptiste Guillot (fils) joined the nursery in 1851-1853; however, separated for private reasons and set up his own establishment. In 1870, J.-B. Guillot (père) sold his business to Joseph Schwartz and retired.