Gloire Lyonnaise (HP) [Baroness Rothschild x Mme. Falcot]

The Garden 44: 277 (Sept 23, 1893)
When first introduced this was spoken of as a yellow Hybrid Perpetual, but pale lemon-white is a truer description; nor does it belong to the Hybrid Perpetual section, being one of the so-called Hybrid Teas. Gloire Lyonnaise, raised by Guillot et fils in 1884, was the result of crossing H.P. Baroness Rothschild with Tea Mme. Falcot. The issue of this was crossed with the latter again, and the result crossed a third time, so that we see there is very little of the Hybrid Perpetual blood left in it. The shape and size of the bloom are exactly what might be expected from a cross between these two varieties, while in substance it is also midway between the two. Its colour I have already described, but when we come to its growth and foliage, one fails to find the least trace of either parent. At first it did not bloom freely, but when it came to be better understood and was cultivated upon the pegged-down system, we got a really splendid show of flowers.

The strongest plants of Gloire Lyonnaise that I have ever seen were in a Sussex garden. Here they annually produced shoots of 6 feet to 12 feet long and of proportionate substance. Pegged down in the spring, these shoots produce large quantities of bloom during early summer. This Rose is not perpetual in the same sense as General Jacqueminot and other Hybrid Perpetuals. Among pedigree Roses one often finds some startling developments of growth. Taking this variety as an example, who could have expected that its parents, both short growers, would have produced such a tall and vigorous seedling. The Brier, Manetti or De la Grefferaie suits Gloire Lyonnaise equally well, and by far the best way of growing it is to cut away the shoots after flowering, thus allowing the whole strength of the plant to go to the production of more wood for the following season. As a button-hole Rose it is grand, keeping its long, pointed shape well when cut in a young state. It is singularly free from mildew and red rust. Most of the Hybrid Teas are quite as badly affected by the latter disease as the Hybrid Perpetuate, but this variety seems exempt. The true Teas and Noisettes are also free from it, and probably being crossed three times with a Tea Rose is the reason Gloire Lyonnaise is more proof against red rust than the remainder of its class. This would seem confirmed by the following Hybrid Teas being equally free, viz., Cheshunt Hybrid, Gustave Regis and Reine M. Henrietta.—"Ridgewood".

The Garden 45: 177 (March 3, 1894)
William Robinson
"This Rose resulted from crossing Mme. Falcot and Baroness Rothschild to the third generation. These also are short growers, but Gloire Lyonnaise almost equals Margaret Dickson as regards length of wood."

The Garden (London) 51: 255 (April 10, 1897)
"Gloire Lyonnaise was another difficult Rose to place, notwithstanding M. Guillot stated it to be a cross between Baroness Rothschild and Mme. Falcot, although the progeny of the first and second crossings had to be crossed again before securing this 'yellow Hybrid Perpetual,' as it was then called."

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