[From The Old Rose Advisor
, by Brent C. Dickerson, p. 17:] Jacques
, the King's gardener at Neuilly, developed from the Portland the hybrid 'Athalin'
, a variety which, like 'Malton'
, is an excellent seed-bearer. 'Athalin', crossed with 'Rose du Roi'
, would later give remontant roses having the Portland character -- a short and stiff flower stem, with the blossom nestling among the leaves -- which distinguished the first descendants of 'Athalin', varieties of feeble growth and weak remontancy. Rosarians gave these Portland-derived varieties the name Hybrid Portlands to distinguish them frm other remontant hybrids.