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Boerner, Eugene S. "Gene"
'Boerner, Eugene S.
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Director of Research for Jackson & Perkins and the raiser of many beautiful roses, Boerner died on September 5, 1966. He was born on January 22, 1893. He is buried in Zur Ruhe Cemetery, Cedarburg, Wisconsin.

His grave marker carries this inscription:

World renowned hybridizer of roses, chrysanthemums, delphiniums, and other perennials

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A pioneer in the introduction of floribunda roses and other varieties which will long perpetuate his vision and foresight in the pursuit of beauty for all men to enjoy. Through his efforts he left this world a better place.

Known as Papa Floribunda.


[From the American Rose Annual 1945, p. 225:] E.S. Boerner, Newark, New York.

[From Les Amis des Roses, 4. trimester 1966, p. 26:] Trésorier et Directeur des Recherches de la JACKSON & PERKINS Co, M. BOERNER a créé plus de 150 variétés de roses, mais il était spécialement connu pour son travail de pionnier avec les floribundas. Onze des floribundas de M. BOERNER ont remporté le prix de l'AII-America Rose Selection, de même que « GAY PRINCESS » qui a été
choisie pour 1967.
Directeur et Président sortant du Jury de la A.A.R.S. il était membre du American Horticultural Council, de l'American Nurserymen's Association, de l'American Rose Society, des Men's Clubs of America, de la Société Française d'Horticulture, de la Royal National Rose Society, de la German Rosa Society, de la Massachusetts Horticultural Society, de la Pennsylvania Forestry Association, de la New England Rose Society, etc.
Né en 1893 à Cedarburg (Wisc), Eugène S. BOERNER terminait en 1917 ses études par une licence de Sciences Pilote pendant la Première Guerre Mondiale, il entre à la JACKSON & PERKINS en 1920 et ses activités sur le plan de la recherche commencent avec la mort du Dr J.H. NICOLAS. La génétique est sa passion....

[From the American Rose Annual 1967, p. 47:] A tribute to Eugene S. Boerner.


[From Botanica's Roses, p. 677:] 'Papa Floribunda' was active from the 1940s until 1966 with Jackson & Perkins Nursery, Newark, New York. He utilized Kordes' 'Pinocchio' and Hybrid Polyanthas with brilliant results, which were achieved by working on a large scale, sowing a quarter of a million seeds each year...


[From Value for Money, by Lt. Col. Ken Grapes, p. 114:] Eugene S. Boerner, an American of German stock, became Director of Research for the famous United States rose nursery Jackson & Perkins in 1920... 'Papa Floribunda' died in 1966, leaving a large legacy to Cornell University to support graduates working on rose research...

1974 The Rose Annual, UK.
p65. Nigel Raban. The Men Behind the New Roses. Eugene Boerner

 
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