Georges Alphonse Delbard (May 20, 1906 Malicorne (Allier) - March 20, 1999 Malicorne) started working with Truffaut in 1929, but opened his own shop in Paris in 1935. He started the production of fruit trees in Malicorne in 1942 and roses in 1945. On January 1, 1955 André Chabert joined the Company as the breeder of all following Delbard roses, later to be succeeded by Guy Delbard, the youngest of Georges' sons.
[From Modern Roses V
, 1958, p. 79:] Georges Delbard, 16 Quai de la Mégisserie, Paris, France.
[From The Rose Annual
, 1973, p. 82:] "The Men Behind the New Roses. Georges Delbard and Andre Chabert." by Nigel Raban...
Georges Delbard was the son of farming parents and was born at Malicorne (Allier) in 1905..... M. Delbard has been joined in the business by two of his three sons and already a third generation of the family has appeared in Arnaud Delbard, Georges' grandson.... 1999 The Rose, UK. Vol 93, Part 3. [Autumn] Page 71
Obituary. M. Georges Delbard. Rosarians around the world will have learnt with sincere regret of the demise last March of Georges Delbard, doyen amongst French rose breeders, at the age of ninety three......He is succeeded by his two sons, Henri and Guy, who continue the family calling in the same spirit.