'Général Jacqueminot'

(Pronounced: zhay-nay RHAL zhock-mee-NOH)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'General Jack' , 'Général Jacqueminot' , 'Jack Rose'

 

'Général Jacqueminot'

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Général Jacqueminot, one of the all time great "studs" of the rose world is the prototype of the Hybrid Perpetual class.

 

'Général Jacqueminot'

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Général Jacqueminot forms a vigorous bushy shrub, 5' high and 4' wide, with beautiful, double, dark red, very fragrant blooms that are borne on long strong stems.

 

'Général Jacqueminot'

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The blooms are double (27 petals), dark red with a whitish reverse, and intensely fragrant.

 
 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

Général Jacqueminot forms a vigorous bushy shrub, 5' high and 4' wide, with beautiful, double, dark red, very fragrant blooms that are borne on long strong stems. The foliage is glossy and medium green.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:

OGR

 
CLASS:

HP

 
SEED
PARENT:

Probable seedling of Glorie des Rosomanes  

POLLEN
PARENT:

 

BREEDER:

Roussel  

INTRODUCED:

Général Jacqueminot was introduced by Roussel (France) in 1853.  

DATE:

1853 [ France ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    4 '     to    6 '           Width:    3 '     to    4 '



Général Jacqueminot forms a vigorous bushy shrub, 5' high and 4' wide.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is glossy and rich green.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

R - Repeat. Général Jacqueminot starts blooming in mid-spring in the Texas Hill Country, and continues blooming in cycles until frost.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    3.00"      to      3.00"           Cluster Size:    1      to      3           Petal Count:    27 to 27          

Général Jacqueminot flowers are open from shapely pointed buds. The flowers are double (27 petals), well formed, and borne on relatively long strong stems.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

rb - Red bend. Général Jacqueminot blooms are dark red with whitish reverse. The buds are scarlet-crimson.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

Reverse sides of the petals are whitish.  

FRAGRANCE:

vf - Very fragrant. Général Jacqueminot has a very strong fragrance.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 5 - 9  

CULTURE:

Général Jacqueminot responds well to fertilization, but is somewhat prone to mildew and rust from mid-summer onwards.

 
PROPAGATION:

Général Jacqueminot is readily propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Susceptible to rust
    ** Availability is limited

General Jacqueminont has long strong stems.

Général Jacqueminot makes a excellent cut flowers. It makes a good border rose, but the root area should be kept free of weeds and the foliage should be kept free of water in the summer.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

This rose is the prototype for Hybrid Perpetual class. One of the all time great "stud" roses, it is the prototype for the Hybrid Perpetual class.

There is some controversy about the parentage of Général Jacqueminot. It may be a 'Glorie des Rosomanes' seedling, or possibly a cross between 'Glorie des Rosomanes' and 'Géant des Batailles'.

Général Jacqueminot was a veteran of Napoleon's wars, and was, in fact, a rather old man by the time that the rose named for him was introduced.

 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 203.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 184.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 40.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, p. 399.

Welch, William C.. Antique Roses for the South. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1990, pp. 164-165, 167.

Welch, William C.. Perennial Garden Color. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1989, pp. 221, 239.