Wyckoff, Jeff
March 2012
American Rose;Mar/Apr2012, Vol. 41 Issue 8, p36
An interview with Steve Hutton, head of the Conrad-Pyle Co., is presented. When asked about the company history, Hutton narrates how Alfred Conard and Morris Jones started through mail-order catalog in 1897 and how Robert Pyle eventually owned the company by 1923. Pyle was then introduced to Francis Meilland in 1930 which started the House of Meilland. Information on the breeding of Meilland roses in the South of France and the selection process for introduction in the U.S. are included.


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