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NABONNAND, Gilbert (Grezolles 1828 - Golfe-Juan 1903)

From Les amis des roses Nabonnand,
Gilbert Nabonnand was born in 1828 (not 1829) and died in 1903.

[From Roses: Old Roses and Species Roses, by Eleonore Cruse, p. 13:] The Nabonnands of Golfe-Juan bred copper-tinted roses descended from R. chinensis.

[From The Quest for the Rose, Phillips & Rix,p. 108: Gilbert Nabonnand of Golfe Juan, France, specialized in raising Chinas and Teas, of which he introduced no less than seventy-eight between 1872 and 1903… Of his most famous Tea Roses, 'General Schablikine' (1878) and 'Archiduc Joseph' (1892) are still widely grown, also the Hybrid Tea, 'Lady Waterlow' (1903).

[From The Old Rose Advisor, by Brent C. Dickerson, p. 89:] Gilbert Nabonnand, who died at Golfe-Juan last January 6 [1902] ... Born at Grezolles, near Roanne (Loire) May 20, 1829... worked in the fields as a laborer until he was 16... a two-year apprenticeship at Vienne (Isere) at a nursery where he began his horticultural education... After two more years at a tree-farm in Lyon, he was 20, and entered the establishment of Mons Guillot... established himself at Sorgues (Vaucluse), where he grew fruit-trees, conifers, and shrubs. Them in 1858, he moved to Avignon, where he took up roses exclusively... in 1864... he fixed on Golfe-Juan, in the Alpes-Maritimes, where he created a horticultural establishment of the first rank...

[Ibid, p. 168:] Nabonnand's headquarters was located at Golfe-Juan.

[From The Makers of Heavenly Roses, p. 23: Gilbert Nabonnand was] a prolific raiser of roses, who introduced more than 200 varieties... [he] lived at Golfe Juan in the Alpes Maritimes...

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