'Ferdinand Pichard' rose References
Humphrey Brooke: A Rose Prophecy Fulfilled, The Resurgence of the Hybrid Perpetual.
That eminent rosarian, Miss Murrell, still listed 18 HPs in her nursery catalogue.... From Miss Murrell I obtained those HPs that still thrived the best, including Baronne Prévost (1842), Reine de Violettes (1860), Empereur de Roc (1858), Fisher Holmes (1865), Gloire de Ducher (1865), Souvenir d'Alphonse Lavallée (1884), Mrs John Laing (1887), Ulrich Brunner (1882), Hugh Dickson (1905) and Ferdinand Pichard (1921). That last was an introduction from California and "almost too good to be true... a perpetually flowering, globular flower with superb stripings of crimson-purple on a near white ground" (Thomas Rose Manual). At Lime Kiln, where Ferdinand Pichard has made two large bushes (not comparable in size with the one I saw at the Dowager Lady Galway's garden at Serlby, near Bawtry, South Yorkshire), this HP provokes more queries than any other rose.
Book (2000) Page(s) 52. Includes photo(s).
One of the last hybrid perpetuals introduced (in 1921), some argue it is more correctly considered a bourbon.
Website/Catalog (23 Oct 1998) Page(s) 37. Includes photo(s).
Website/Catalog (Jun 1998) Page(s) 37. Includes photo(s).
Book (1995) Page(s) 85. Includes photo(s).
Book (Nov 1994) Page(s) 133.
Ferdinand Pichard Bourbon. Tanne (France) 1921. Description... obviously closely related to 'Commandant Beaurepaire'... The flowers on freshly opening are clear pink heavily dotted, splashed, striped and flaked with vivid crimson; on the next day the pink turns to blush and the crimson to purple...
Book (Sep 1993) Page(s) 172. Includes photo(s).
Ferdinand Pichard Hybrid Perpetual. Tanne 1921. Description... pale pink, boldly striped with crimson and purple. Parentage unknown.
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 175.
Hybrid Perpetual (OGR), red blend, 1921, Tanne. Flowers streaked (striped) pink and scarlet, double (25 petals); vigorous, tall growth; recurrent bloom.
Book (Feb 1993) Page(s) 121. Includes photo(s).
Botanical grouping: Chinensis
... often mistakenly classed as bourbon... flowers striped in carmine, pink and white... regarded as one of the very best striped roses... it has a somewhat lanky habit and should be pegged down.
Book (1993) Page(s) 16, 67. Includes photo(s).