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Levet (père), Antoine

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Rose breeder   Listing last updated on 10 Oct 2016.
Lyon, Rhône-alpes
France
Antoine Levet (père) (ca. 1817 - August 21, 1891 Lyon) Started raising rose seedlings in 1866 and introduced roses until 1889.
Lyon, France
[From Roll Call: The Old Rose Breeder, p. 309:]
Antoine Levet [père]

From Journal des Roses, 1st September 1891, p. 129: ...Antoine Levet, décédé à Lyon, le 21 août dernier, dans sa 74e année....

Journal des Roses published a fairly complete list of his roses at the time it published a notice of his death in 1891 on p. 132.

From The Old Rose Advisor, p. 152: 'Antoine Mouton' is one of M. Levet's best.

From Botanica's Roses, p. 377: Antoine Levet of Lyons, France, created many well-known roses between 1866 and 1889, among them 'Paul Neyron' and 'Perle des Jardins'.
 
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