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Rose breeder Listing last updated on 24 May 2014.
116 Route de Cremieu
Lyon-Villeurbanne, Rhône-alpes 69100
Nephew of Roussel. Succeeded by P. Vially-Reymond.
Rue Fréderic Fays, Lyon
116 route de Cremieu, Lyon-Villeurbanne
[From Modern Roses V, p. 325:] L. Reymond
, Lyon-Villeurbanne; Rhône, France.
[From A Rose Odyssey
, by J.H. Nicolas, p. 13ff:] L. Reymond
, of Villeurbanne, is the dean of the profession and surnamed "Papa Reymond." He retired a year ago because his wife's health forces them to spend the winter on the sunny Riviera. He was an associate of Pernet for years and was his lifelong friend. Reymond and Pierre Bernaix were the two quantity growers of Lyons, each averaging about 150,000 plants a year. Reymond had a reputation in France for producing the best plants, not in size....but in harmony of the bush, floriferousness and maximum development of the variety. This was done by meticulous selection of budwood, of which art Reymond made a life study...I...found at Reymond's a line of magnificent everblooming GéNéral Jacqueminot, descendants of the original stock he had inherited from his uncle Roussel, the originator....