'Pacquita' (Jean-Nicolas Lémon, 1848) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class R7D.
|From Wing Seed catalog, 1919: "MME. PACQUITTE — (Pall.) Early. Beautiful rosy-claret self. Forty-two inches. 25c."|
|From Fryer's catalog, 1921: "Bright, rosy claret; very handsome. 40". 30¢."|
|Paris Herbarium 1848; Hort. Fr. 1857; Robert Parker 1874; Van Geert 1893; Dr. William Terrell Macoun 1908, Farr 1912; Oldown Nursery 1920; Wing Seed Co. 1920; Bommersbach 1939; Fremont 1939; https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/225130#page/201/mode/1up and image at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/225130#page/194/mode/1up|
Mad. Pacquette, Mme Pacquette, Mme. Pacquitte, Pacquit; note: Mme stands for Madame (french spelling).
Pacquette is common french name, but it could be Paquita (a ballet created at the Paris Opera on 1 April 1846, with Carlotta Grisi).
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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
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|JPG||pacquita.JPG||manage||518 K||17 Jul 2018 - 21:54||Main.TLaurin||Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.|
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