Presentation of our horticultural company
Our horticultural company is located in the Gers
We breed Roses from the 9th century, especially Teas, Chinensis and Hazelnuts. Although our plants are for sale, we also have a garden where visitors can admire our rose collection. It is often best to see the plants in the ground because they bloom differently than those in pots. We are located in the southwest of France, north of Tarbes and west of Toulouse. The climate is rather oceanic, with summer temperatures of about 30°C (very favorable to our roses) and sometimes dropping to -5 or -10 C during winter.
One of the qualities that many of these roses possess is that of being magnificent shrubs. Some, such as Teas and Chinensis, can be quite compact and low; others are bulky. Unlike modern varieties, they don’t need to be pruned too much, but can be shaped to your wishes. Faded flowers are removed mainly for aesthetic reasons. Nevertheless, it is recommended to cut back dead wood or weak stems annually. Most of our roses are fragrant (more or less, depending on temperature and growing conditions) and they have repeated blooms (remontant). Teas have a unique scent that was said to resemble that of fresh tea leaves. Their colors are much more subtle than most modern roses and their shapes are much more delicate.
All our roses are grown from their own roots. We believe this makes the plant more robust and more typical. We take cuttings twice a year, which allows us to have a large selection of almost every rose. If we don’t have the plant you want, we will give priority to its preparation. We are avid plant lovers and have been growing “old” roses for many years, both in the United States, the United Kingdom and now here in France.
We currently sell locally and in regional markets. We export our roses from November to March, for which we take them out of their pots and remove most of the potting soil, wrapping them in moistened newspaper and putting them in plastic bags. They must be planted as soon as we receive them, either directly in the soil or in individual pots. Some countries require phytosanitary certificates and washed roots, which we can provide. For the United States, the importer himself provides the import license. We are at your disposal for further information. To place an order click here.