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Dupont (Du Pont), André

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Rose breeder   Listing last updated on 08 Jul 2020.
8, rue de la Fontaine-au-Roi
Faubourg du Temple
Paris, Ile-de-France
André Du Pont (1756-1817)

Founder of the Rose Collection at Luxembourg Palace.

Paris, France.

[From Monographie du Genre Rosier, by Auguste de Pronville, p. 147:] Among specific collections, that of the château de Malmaison, which was created by Dupont and which was one of the most significant, is to be mentioned; it accrued species and varieties which M. Kennedy sent from England.
[From La Rose de France, by Francois Joyaux, p. 52:] Two roses were named for André Du Pont (1756-1817). R. dupontii (which is still around) and 'Rosier Du Pont' (which is extinct).

[From The Old Rose Informant, by Brent C. Dickerson, p. 24: in 1824, Vibert wrote:] Vilmorin père and Dupont are the ones who [in France] began to collect [roses]...

[From Favourite Roses: 150 Garden Classics, by Peter Harkness, p. 16: 'Dupontii', the rose,] bears the name of André Dupont founder of the famous rose collection in the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris.

[From Roll-Call: The Old Rose Breeder, by Brent C. Dickerson, p. 376:] The Noisette firm acquired all or part of Dupont's collection following his death.

[From Old Roses, by Ethelyn Emery Keays, p. 93: Dupont was] a pioneer in artificial hybridization

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