What better homage to Jongkind on the 120th anniversary of his death than a rose in his name? This is a rose bred by the British rose specialist Christopher Warner and grown and distributed by the "Rosiers FĂ©lix" nursery at Le Grand-Lemps in IsĂ¨re.
The FĂ©lix nursery is one of France's great producers of roses, and it is part of the smaller circle of introducers of new varieties. FĂ©lix works with a dozen creators of rose varieties.
The Johan Barthold Jongkind Â® Chewalbygold
rose came into being at the end of the 1990s - it can take a decade to "create" a new rose, ensuring its attractiveness and hardiness, both to harsh winters and scorching summers. Roses will also have to adapt themselves to a variety of not always easy soils. Our painter's rose has a delicate apricot shading with a corolla of white outer petals and a musky fragrance. It is remarkably resistant to disease, and can reach a height of nine or ten feet with an abundance of blooms.
The FĂ©lix nurseries have donated rosebushes to accompany the Jongkind silhouette statues at La CĂ´te-Saint-AndrĂ© and Virieu, as well as for the very first information plaque installed at Blandin in the Bourbre valley. Many of our members were present at the planting ceremonies, with a very satisfying number of local officials present (MP, county councillors and mayorsâ€¦) reflecting the respect our association has now earned in the north of the DauphinĂ©.
FĂ©lix has also offered rosebushes to Mme Boyer - in recognition of her late husband Senator Jean Boyer's support for Jongkind's cause - and also to Mme Lieutier in memory of our friend Jean-Pierre Lieutier, who had played such an active part in the events and outings organised by our association.
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