Général Jacqueminot (HP) [Seedling of Gloire des Rosomanes x Géant des Batailles]

Everblooming Roses for the Out-door Garden of the Amateur (1912) pp. 44-45
Georgia Torrey Drennan
General Jacqueminot, among famous roses of the world, was the most distinct and celebrated member of this family until the appearance of the American Beauty. Charitably granted the weakness of blooming but once a year, paradoxical yet true, both General Jacqueminot and American Beauty must be accorded high place among everbloomers. They simply reverse the season. Their bloom time is winter. Florists find them as constant during the winter months as the Teas during the summer. They supply the cut roses of winter under the heaviest demands of society. Under glass, they make the winter garden brilliant.

Jacqueminot is much more available for amateurs than American Beauty. It is a free and responsive garden rose, blooming in great splendour for six weeks in spring and early summer. No rose can altogether take its place. Florists depend on it for exquisitely beautiful buds in winter, and so popular has it been that one occasion is recalled when the buds sold for eighteen dollars apiece in New York City. Sweep the eye over any garden of roses in springtime bloom, and it will be easily understood why General Jacqueminot is so highly distinguished. The intense glow and radiance of the rich crimson-lake roses of velvety substance, would give it distinction among the roses of Cashmere or the blooms of Damascus. Fisher Holmes, of later origin, is called the "improved Jacqueminot." It has the same deep, rich, crimson hue, and is a larger, fuller rose, blooming a week or ten days longer in spring.

Iowa Agricultural College Bulletin No. 37 (1897)

Favorite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step, 1897

July 25, 2009 (SJH) "Legacy of George Wunschel"

July 25, 2009 (SJH) "Legacy of George Wunschel"

July 25, 2009 (SJH) "Legacy of George Wunschel"


Vegetative Selection of Général Jacqueminot

Stevens: The Real General Jacqueminot (1930)