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'Madame Eugène Verdier' rose Description
'Madame Eugène Verdier (hybrid perpetual, Verdier, 1875)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of AmiRoses
HMF Ratings:
4 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Light pink Hybrid Perpetual.
Origin:
Bred by Eugène Verdier fils aîne (France, before 1878).
Introduced in Australia by C. H. Halstead in 1899 as 'Madame Eugène Verdier'.
Class:
Hybrid Perpetual.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  Moderate fragrance.  Very large, double (17-25 petals), globular bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Parentage:
Notes:
Different opinions on year bred - possibly due to confusion with similar named roses by Levet and Guillot - see.

Mons Louis-Eugène-Jules Verdier, who died March 11, 1902, at his home, 37 Rue Clisson, Paris, at the age of 75. He was the last survivor of the Verdier family which played a very great role in French rosiculture in the last century... For many years, Mons Verdier hadn't left his home; having been struck down by blindness, and it was a struggle to go out, he was reduced to complete inaction... Madame Eugène Verdier... has died at the age of 64 after a long illness. The obsequies will take place the 17th of October [1893]...
 
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