Claude Ducher (June 14, 1820 Ameugny, Saône-et-Loire - January 21, 1874 Lyon)
[From Les Amis des Roses
, April-December 1940, p. 13:] Claude Ducher vient de mourir le 21 janvier 1874, âgé de 54 ans seulement. Né en 1820, il s'est intéressé dès son adolescence à la culture des Roses. Il a créé son établissement en 1845, et lui l'un des premiers semeurs Lyonnais.
[From The Quest for the Rose
, by Phillips & Rix, p. 114:] Claude Ducher began breeding roses in Lyon in 1835. Ducher raised many fine roses, some of which are still grown, notably the Noisettes 'Rêve d'Or'
(1869) and 'Bouquet d'Or'
(1872) and the Tea 'Marie van Houtte'
[From Botanica's Roses, p. 210:] Jean-Claude Ducher was one of the most esteemed hybridizers during the golden age of rose production in Lyon, France.
[From The Old Rose Adventurer, by Brent C. Dickerson, p. 493:] Ducher, [Jean-]Claude was born at Lyon in 1820... the first [Ducher] to interest himself exclusively in new roses, and his fame mounted on May 16, 1845, when an exhibition of unreleased seedlings took place at the Palace of the Arts.
[From Roll Call: The Old Rose Breeder, p. 139:]
Born at Lyon, [France], 1820
Firm founded in 1845
[From Créateurs de roses, by Nathalie Ferrand, 2015, p. 103:] Généalogie de la famille Pernet et Ducher