"Jacqueminot roses"
Général Jacqueminot Rose
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeGénéral Jacqueminot Rose - Credit: A. Barra

The Général Jacqueminot rose is a long-stemmed hybrid with dark red petals.

It was named after Jean-François Jacqueminot (1787-1865), a French general who served with distinction under Napoleon. After defeat at Waterloo, he set up a silk factory and was later elected to the House of Deputies, where he helped overthrow King Charles X in the July Revolution.