'Victor Verdier' rose References
Book (Dec 2000) Page(s) 270.
Victor Verdier Hybrid Perpetual. François Lacharme 1859
Article (website) (8 Apr 2000) Page(s) 1.
Victor Verdier Lacharme, 1859... not only much grown but also proved to be one of the most prolific parents in old rosedom...
Book (Nov 1994) Page(s) 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.
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 624.
Hybrid Perpetual (OGR), deep pink, 1859, 'Jules Margottin' x 'Safrano'; Lacharme. Flowers bright rose, center carmine, double (50 petals), globular, large; fragrant; vigorous growth.
Book (Feb 1993) Page(s) 126.
Botanical grouping: Chinensis
... some believe this rose may be the first hybrid tea, though the classification was not used as the time of its introduction... strong rose-pink... thorny... Prune back leggy growth, and remove dead wood annually...
Book (Jun 1992) Page(s) 148-149.
Victor Verdier ('Monsieur Victor Verdier') Hybrid Perpetual. Lacharme, 1859. From 'Jules Margottin' (Hybird Perpetual) x 'Safrano' (Tea). The author cites information from different sources... Bright rose, with carmine centre... Very bright pink, with violet... Verdier (Philippe-Victor). -- Horticulturalist of Ivry (Seine); died in 1878 at the age of 75... Born August 5, 1803, at Yerres (Seine-et-Oise), died in February, 1878... In 1838, the remontant roses began to take the place of the non-remontants, and Victor Verdier, who had the most complete collection of these latter, disposed of them, rebuilding a new collection with the new roses... [see Source for more information]
Book (Aug 1990) Page(s) 89.
'Jules Margottin' x 'Safrano'
Because this was an early cross between a hybrid perpetual and a tea rose, some rosarians argue that it was the first hybrid tea. Large, globular, bright rose flowers... Flowers tend to ball up in cool weather...
Book (1985) Page(s) 27.
[although it never materialized, Henry Bennett claimed he would produce] the first yellow Hybrid Perpetual [from] a cross between 'Victor Verdier' and 'Isabella Sprunt'...
Book (1981) Page(s) 62.