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Rose breeder Listing last updated on 10 Oct 2016.
Antoine Levet (père) (ca. 1817 - August 21, 1891 Lyon) Started raising rose seedlings in 1866 and introduced roses until 1889.
[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'