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'Président de Sèze' rose References
Book  (Feb 2009)  Page(s) 24.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (Feb 2009)  Page(s) 25.  
‘Président de Sèze’: Les rosiers de Provins. Parents non connus. Obtenteur: introduit par Mme Hébert en 1836. Bien que l’on puisse déplorer le manque de parfum des fleurs, il est sans doute l’un des meilleurs rosiers de ce groupe, méritant un emplacement bien en vue. On confond parfois cette variété avec ‘Jenny Duval’. Description.
Book  (Apr 1999)  Page(s) 62.  
Président de Sèze ('Mme. Hébert') Gallica. Hébert, 1828. The author cites information from different sources... Violet pink in the middle, lilac-y at the edge...
Book  (Mar 1999)  Page(s) 91.  
Président de Sèze ('Mme. Hébert') Gallica. Hébert (France) 1836... The outer recurved petals are pale lilac-rose, veined with a darker hue; the centers are a rich mauve-crimson, each punctuated by a knot of gold stamens...
Book  (Nov 1998)  Page(s) 22.  
Président de Sèze Gallica. Description.
Book  (Jul 1998)  Page(s) 162-164.  Includes photo(s).
Président de Sèze Gallica. Mme. Hébert, 1828. Shrub: upright shrub, medium height (1,20 m), some hooked prickles. Foliage: ....large stipules at the base of the leaves, rounded medium-size leaflets. Bloom: clusters of 2 or 3; double; petals reflex when the bloom has expanded; tendency to quarters, small central eye. Colour: each petal mixed with pale pink, deeper pink, cherry-red; ages to cherry-red in the centre, almost white on the periphery of the bloom. Fragrance: medium to strong.
The first accurate description of this rose is that by Boitard, found among the latest novelties in Hardy's Journal des Jardins of October 1828: "Vigorous shrub, vertical canes; quite numerous prickles, not very curved; flat foliage with prickly petioles; 5 leaflets, some lanceolated, others oblong, of a beautiful light green, regularly serrated; quite numerous blooms, large, very double, fine form, cupped when just expanded, later slightly domed, united in clusters; violet-pink petals at the centre, lilacish on the circumference, well folded in the centre, well ordered on the edges."
It was obtained by Mme. Hébert, an amateur from Rouen, who may have been the wife of Michel Hébert, the public prosecutor at the court of Rouen in 1830. If that were the case, it might explain why this rose was named for the lawyer of Louis XVI... down the road, writers have come to regard 'Président de Sèze' as synonymous with 'Jenny Duval', however, according to Joyaux, 'Président de Sèze' is more double and lighter around the petal edges than 'Jenny Duval'...
Book  (1997)  Page(s) 146.  
('President de Seze', 'Mme. Hebert') Hebert (France) c. 1836. Description and vital statistics. Unique mixture of magenta and lilac with paler edges.
Book  (1996)  Page(s) 67.  
Président de Sèze ('Mme. Hébert') Gallica. Description... double quartered blooms, of pale lilac margined deep magenta. Before 1836. Named after one of Louis XVI's advocates at his trial (1748-1828).
Book  (Mar 1995)  Page(s) 116.  
Hébert (France) 1836. Perhaps the archetypal gallica. Double blooms are plum, paling at the edges and eventually becoming a washed-out turtle dove.
Book  (Nov 1994)  Page(s) 36.  
Président de Sèze Description. ('Mme. Hebert') One of the most remarkable of the two-toned, fully double Gallica roses. Altogether one of the "great" Gallicas and a good sturdy bush with broad foliage.
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