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Lens (1??? - 1969), Victor

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Rose breeder   Listing last updated on 15 Jun 2021.
Sint Katrin-Wavre, Walloon Region
Belgium
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Son of Louis Lens sen (1848-1923). Joined the family nursery in 1905, and took over the family nursery with his brothers Emile and Henri on their father's death. In 1945 he became sole director. Victor Lens (d. 1969) was followed by his son Louis Lens junior (1924 - 2001).

[From Une fabuleuse toison de Roses, by Ann Velle Boudolf 2013, p. 29-30:] En 1903, Emile, le fils aîné, entre dans la firme, suivi par ses frères Victor et Henri en 1905. ...Victor Lens se lance dans l'hybridation de rosiers et crée plusieurs variétés remarquables comme 'Ville de Malines', 'Cardinal Mercier', 'Madame Louis Lens', 'Climbing Gloria Mundi' ou 'Président van Oost'....En 1945, Victor prend la direction des Pépinières Louis Lens....Victor Lens meurt en 1969 et Louis prend la rélève...
 
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