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'La France' rose References
Book  (2003)  Page(s) 152.  
Obtentions de J-B. Guillot fils
1867. La France (HT), Catalogue
Book  (Aug 2002)  Page(s) 53.  
La France
Rated 6.8
Book  (2000)  Page(s) 9.  
The rose 'La France,' hybridized by Guillot, has been retrospectively (and somewhat arbitrarily) declared the first hybrid tea, and its 1867 date of introduction represents the line of demarcation between the old roses and modern roses.
Book  (Nov 1999)  Page(s) 12.  
La France This spectacular rose took the horticultural world by storm, and features prominently in a painting by Gustave Caillebotte of his own rose garden.
Book  (1997)  Page(s) 33.  Includes photo(s).
Found by Jean-Baptiste Guillot among a patch of seedlings in his nursery at Lyons, France. (Description) Immediately he recognized it as 'something different' ... Guillot had no idea of its true parentage ... it took several years to convince the Rose Society [in France] that M. Guillot had stumbled upon a rose worthy of distinction as being the first Hybrid Tea ... It took even longer to convince the British National Rose Society.
Book  (Mar 1995)  Page(s) 14-15.  Includes photo(s).
La France Hybrid Tea. Guillot (France) 1867... Although its blooms are small by today's standards, 'La France' is still a good grower...
Book  (Nov 1994)  Page(s) 139, 149.  
Page 139: In 1859 'Victor Verdier' appeared, and this has sometimes been called the first Hybrid Tea. From this and 'La France', raised in 1867, a small group of varieties were raised, carrying strong Tea influence into the Hybrid Perpetuals.
Page 149: La France Guillot (France) 1867. [Thomas lists it after the Hybrid Perpetuals.] Usually classed as the first Hybrid Tea Rose.
Book  (Sep 1993)  Page(s) 244.  Includes photo(s).
La France Description. Parentage: Probably 'Madame Victor Verdier' x 'Madame Bravy'...
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 294.  
Hybrid Tea, light pink, 1867, The parentage quoted, 'Mme. Victor Verdier' x 'Mme. Bravy', has never been substantiated by records; Guillot Fils; Guillot was of the opinion that is was a 'Mme. Falcot' seedling. Bud long, pointed; flowers silvery pink, reverse bright pink, double (60 petals), large; very fragrant; vigorous growth. Considered to be one of the first Hybrid Teas introduced, and the prototype of the class.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 193.  Includes photo(s).
La France Large-flowered hybrid tea. Parentage: Probably a seedling of 'Mme. Falcot', or possibly 'Mme. Victor Verdier' x 'Mme. Bravy'. France 1867. Description and cultivation... The blooms are large, double, well shaped with a tendency to ball and are silvery pink with a deeper pink reverse...
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