(1827- March 12, 1902 Paris), elder son of Victor VERDIER. He set up his own business and bred roses, peonies, gladiolus and other flowers.
[From Annales de la Société Centrale d'Horticulture
, June 1849, p. 239:] M. Victor Verdier père annonce que son fils aîné, M. Eugène Verdier, vient de former, depuis deux ans, un établissement principalement consacré à la culture des Rosiers et des Camellia
[From Journal d'Horticulteur pratique de Belgique
, 1856, p. 349] ...M. Eugène Verdier fils, horticulteur, rue des Trois-Ormes, é la gare d'Ivry (Seine).
[From L'Horticulteur français
, 1867, p. 48] M. Eugène Verdier fils aîne, 3 rue Dunois, Paris...
[From Revue Horticole
, 1902, p. 153] M. Eugène Verdier was himself son of a very remarkable breeder of Roses and brother of M. Charles Verdier...
[From "Les Iris cultivés:Actes et comptes-rendus de la 1re Conférence internationale des iris", 1923, p. 60] ...the Verdiers (Victor Verdier, who was later succeeded by his son Charles, and Eugène Verdier, who established his own account)...
[From Phillips & Rix, The Quest for the Rose
, p. 83:] son of Philippe-Victor Verdier… concentrated on rose breeding and was a prolific breeder of Hybrid Perpetuals. He died in 1902.
[From Old Roses, by Mrs. Frederick Love Keays, p. 177:] In 1861, Eugene Verdier began a great career in Hybrid Perpetual roses with 'Prince Camille de Rohan' and 'Mme. Charles Wood'.
[From The Old Rose Advisor, by Brent C. Dickerson, p. 122:] Mons E. Verdier picks out each year a considerable number of seedlings (perhaps twenty or thirty thousand), and plants them all mixed together...
[Ibid: p. 182:] Mons Louis-Eugène-Jules Verdier, who died March 11, 1902, at his home, 37 Rue Clisson, Paris, at the age of 75. He was the last survivor of the Verdier family which played a very great role in French rosiculture in the last century... For many years, Mons Verdier hadn't left his home; having been struck down by blindness, and it was a struggle to go out, he was reduced to complete inaction... Madame Eugène Verdier... has died at the age of 64 after a long illness. The obsequies will take place the 17th of October ...
[From Botanica's Roses, p. 379:] Eugene Verdier produced an astonishing 222 hybrids in his Paris nursery.