Pernet pere 1845 – 1896 Pernet-Ducher 1879-1928
The Pernets are three generations of rose nurserymen from France. The first Claude Pernet begun rose growing in 1845, he is most known for opening world’s first exhibition on roses in Lyon. His son Jean-Claude and grandson Joseph went on to hybridise some important varieties still known internationally. Their experiments with Rosa foetida, produced some of the first ever yellow Hybrid Teas. After his rose-breeding apprenticeship at Ducher Nursery, Joseph went onto marry the owner’s daughter Marie Ducher and the Pernet-Ducher brand was formed, she bred the infamous Cecile Brunner which he went onto introduce in 1881. Roseraie Ducher still exists to this day.