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'Denis Hélye' rose References
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 129.  
Denis Hélie Hybrid Perpetual, rosy crimson, 1864, Gautreau.
Book  (Jun 1992)  Page(s) 128.  
Denis Hélye. Hybrid Perpetual. Gautreau/Portemer fils, 1864. [Author cites information from different sources. The Journal des Roses has a lengthy and interesting entry about the person for whom the rose was named. Some excerpts are: "Denis Hélye was born on the Rue de la Clef in Paris on June 7, 1827. He signed on with the Jardin des Plantes at the age of ten after the death of his father, having thus become the only means of support for his aged and infirm mother... At length, he was named Chief Horticulturalist at the Natural History Museum at the age of 20. Whenever offered more lucrative positions elsewhere, he would refuse them in order to retain his old post, which he indeed kept until his death last March 29 [1884] at the age of 57."] Brilliant rosy-carmine... purplish violet red, red on the reverse... Intense carmine...
Book  (1990)  Page(s) 93.  Includes photo(s).
Denise Hélye
Hybrid Perpetual
Gautreau (1864)
... pinkish-red...
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 338.  
Hélye, Denis (HP) Gautreau 1864; carmine-pink, reverse red, very large, double, cluster-flowered, growth 7/10. Sangerhausen
Book  (1902)  Page(s) 138.  
Groupe L. — Hybrides Remontants (non classés)
4651. Denys Helye... (Gautreau 1864)... cramoisi.
Book  (1899)  Page(s) 48.  
Denis Hélye, HR, Gautreau, 1864, cramoisi
Book  (1882)  Page(s) 8.  
Denis Hélye... Hybride Perpétuel. Gautreau. 1864 Rose carminé. Fleur grande. Plante vigoureuse.
Book  (1880)  Page(s) Annex, p. 36.  
hybrid perpetual, Denis Helye (Gautreau, 1865), bright carmine-pink, very large, double, of conspicious effect.
Book  (1867)  Page(s) 105.  
The Hybrid Perpetual Rose.
Carmine and Cherry-coloured.
Madame Heraud, Madame Furtado — a perfect pattern of elegance in shape — Charles Margottin, Beauty of Waltham, John Hopper, Madame Victor Verdier, Madame Boutin, Duchesse de Caylus, Denis Helye, and Victor Verdier, are the 'crême de la crême' of this group, and no roses can be more charming; they all, or nearly all, have an intensity of rose colour, if the expression may be used, which is of all colours the most pleasing; for do we not say 'the rosy morn,' the rosy hues of life, and employ many other expressions, all denoting the invariable charm of this most delightful of all tints?
Magazine  (Nov 1864)  Page(s) 243.  
The New Varieties for 1865.
Hybrid Perpetuals.
24. Dennis Helye [sic] (Gautreau). — Shrubby, very vigorous, flower very large, full, lively carmine rose, very fresh colour.
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