Pâquerette - a historic rose

Celeste Mookherjee

Long Beach, United States

Artist's Description

The Rose Garden at The Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California, is a large and impressive collection covering 3.5 acres (1.42 hectares). I wandered off onto a side path in the garden and discovered a wonderful collection of historic roses, many dating back to the nineteenth century. This rose is Pâquerette, propagated by Lyon (France) nurseryman B. J. Guillot from Chinese stock and introduced into European commerce in 1875. It is considered to have been the first Polyantha (derived from the Greek word meaning “many flowered”) rose. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/11, 1/125 sec., ISO 200, bright overcast) Texture (sweettart) courtesy of Kim Klassen Café

RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (July 2013)

Top 10 in “Close Up – Pink Roses Only” challenge in Amazing Challenge Entertainment group (January 2015)

Top 10 in “Wild, Antique and Old Fashioned Roses” challenge in Roses Grow on You group (June 2014)

Winner of “Pink Rose for Valentines” challenge in Monochrome in Color (February 2014)

Featured in Followers of Kim Klassen (13 July 2013)

Featured in Elegant Rose Cards (10 July 2012)

Featured in In the Pink (18 May 2012)

Featured in Enchanted Flowers (15 May 2012)

Featured in #1 Artists of RedBubble (13 May 2012)

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