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'La France' rose References
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 113.  Includes photo(s).
 
One of the earliest Hybrid Teas, though this class was not recognized until the 1880s. Guillot (fils), France, 1867.
Book  (Jun 1992)  Page(s) 266.  
 
La France Hybrid Tea. Guillot fils, 1867. Seedling of 'Mme. Falcot'. [Author cites information from many different sources. The Journal des Roses says that the raiser himself classed it as a Hybrid Bourbon.]
Book  (Aug 1990)  Page(s) 86.  
 
Page 86: Some people believe that 'Victor Verdier', created by Fran├žois Lacharme in 1859, was the original hybrid tea, but the rose generally accepted as being the first is 'La France', raised by Jean-Baptiste Guillot in Lyons, France, in 1867. The parents of 'La France' were supposedly a tea rose, 'Mme. Bravy', and a hybrid perpetual, 'Mme. Victor Verdier'. 'La France' is a long-stemmed, repeat-blooming, silvery pink rose with many petals and very good fragrance. It is here that the craze for modern roses started.
Page 89: [PHOTO] La France
Hybrid Tea
Guillot Fils, 1867
'Mme Victor Verdier' x 'Mme Bravy'
... Considered the first hybrid tea... large, globular, silvery pink flowers that nod... very fragrant...
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 124-125.  Includes photo(s).
 
La France Hybrid Tea. Guillot Fils 1867. Description. Parentage: unrecorded.
Book  (Jun 1986)  Page(s) 423.  
 
La France Description... Silvery pink with bright pink reverse... Disease resistant and winter hardy...
Book  (1985)  Page(s) 17.  
 
Reverend Henry Honywood D'Ombrain [an English clergyman who at one time had been Curate of Bray was] commissioned by a Mr. Bull of Chelsea to enquite about a yellow Hybrid Perpetual, supposed to have been raised by Fran├žois Lacharme in Lyon... [while he was in France in 1865 or 1866, he visited Jean-Baptiste Guillot and saw 'La France']
Magazine  (19 Nov 1981)  
 
Humphrey Brooke: A Rose Prophecy Fulfilled, The Resurgence of the Hybrid Perpetual.
La France (1867), recognised as the first HT, was classed as an HP for 10 years.
Book  (1962)  Page(s) 14-15.  Includes photo(s).
 
La France (hybrid tea, Guillot 1867) - Here we have an almost hundred year old rose variety. despite her age, she competes well in beauty with modern sorts. She is highly esteemed by many rose lovers, although she is sometimes a bit difficult to grow. Her blooms shimmer silvery pink and the rose-bushes look vigorous.
Article (misc)  (1960)  Page(s) 109.  
 
La France Rarely a few hips in favorable years. Triploid.
Article (misc)  (1954)  Page(s) 41.  
 
La France 21 chromosomes
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