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Plantier, Jacques

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  Listing last updated on 09 Jan 2023.
Lyon, Rhône-alpes
Jacques Plantier (May 27, 1792 Ambilly, Rhône-Alpes - March 23, 1872 Nîmes), gardener at Chateau de Grammont, at Séguin at St Cyr au Mont d'Or(1817-1830), nurseryman at La Guillotière from 1830, breeder

[From Modern Roses 10, p. 728:] Plantier, Lyon, Rhone, France

[From Roll Call: The Old Rose Breeder, p. 417:] Monsieur Plantier would seem to be the first Lyonnais rosarian who occupied himself with growing roses from seed.
[From Roll Call: The Old Rose Breeder, p. 269:] About 1840, [François] Lacharme bought the premises of Plantier, some of whose seedlings Lacharme undoubtedly introduced in the early years.

[From Lyon-Rose, by Pierrick Eberhard, 2007, p. 28:] Émile Plantier...installe à rue de la Croix à la Guillotière...

[From Rose Letter, August 2018, pp. 14ff.:] Jacques Plantier was the first acclaimed rose breeder of Lyon, France. He was born on May 27, 1792. With a father and a grandfather as ardent gardeners, he soon developed a passion for horticulture, so that by age 19 he had become a gardener for Count d’Arloz at the Chateau de Grammont. In short time, he was virtually manager of the grounds. Visitors to the estate, noticing his fine work, soon made his reputation. Also working at the Chateau was a servant girl, Josephte (or Josette) Louise Bandol, about four years Jacques’ senior. The two were married in December 1812. About ten weeks later their son Claude Henri was born. During this time, Plantier had become interested in rose production.....When Plantier’s first wife and excellent helpmeet died in 1827, he married Charlotte Romain three years later. Sad to say, a year and six months later she died in childbirth.....In the spring of 1834, Jacques Plantier married Mary Frances Perrat. The following year he released a Hybrid Perpetual and his famous Hybrid Noisette ‘Mme Plantier’, named for his new wife.   ... It was 1840 when he sold his establishment to Francois Lacharme, who had been a frequent visitor to the Plantier gardens.
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