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Meilland Jardin & Parfum Roses

The rose Toulouse Lautrec is a member of the ‘Meilland Jardin & Parfum’ collection. This collection is a true luxury rose collection with the best scented cut rose varieties of the famous French Rose breeding family Meilland.

Meilland Jardin & Parfum Rose ‘Toulouse Lautrec’

The rose Toulouse Lautrec is a heavily filled garden rose with a strong, sweet perfume. The petals are thin and fragile, always fresh yellow. There are few color differences between the roses.
The spring-yellow buds of the rose Toulouse Lautrec will open to a fully petaled, classic, quartered, romantic centre.

The flowers are beautiful at all stages: the small but thick flower buds open into hollow beautiful rosettes, each with about 60 to 90 petals. The rose has a strong, fresh lemon verbena scent.

  • Shape : Romantica®
  • Color : Spring-yellow
  • Petals Count : 90+
  • Diameter : 11 cm
  • Fragrance : Fresh lemon verbena scent
  • Vase Life : 4-6 days
  • Breeder : Meilland
  • Plant name : Meirevolt

The Story behind the Rose Toulouse Lautrec

The rose Toulouse Lautrec was named after the French impressionist painter whose immersion in the colourful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 1800s yielded a collection of exciting, elegant and provocative images of the modern and sometimes decadent life of those times. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was painter, printmaker, draughtsman and illustrator.

Toulouse-Lautrec – along with Cézanne, Van Gogh and Gauguin – is among the most well-known painters of the Post-Impressionist period.

Toulouse-Lautrec was mocked for his short stature and physical appearance, which led him to drown his sorrows in alcohol. He initially only drank beer and wine, but his tastes expanded into hard liquor, namely absinthe. To ensure he was never without alcohol, Toulouse-Lautrec hollowed out his cane (which he needed to walk due to his underdeveloped legs) and filled it with liquor. In addition to his growing alcoholism, ToulouseLautrec also frequented prostitutes. Toulouse-Lautrec was fascinated by their lifestyle and the lifestyle of the “urban underclass” and incorporated those characters into his paintings.

By February 1899, Toulouse-Lautrec’s alcoholism began to take its toll and he collapsed due to exhaustion and the effects of alcoholism. His family had him committed to Folie Saint-James, a sanatorium in Neuilly for three months. While he was committed, Toulouse-Lautrec drew 39 circus portraits. After his release, Toulouse-Lautrec returned to the Paris studio for a time and then traveled throughout France. His physical and mental health began to decline rapidly due to alcoholism and syphilis, which he reportedly contracted from Rosa La Rouge, a prostitute who was the subject of several of his paintings.

On 9 September 1901, at the age of 36, he died from complications due to alcoholism and syphilis at his mother’s estate, Château Malromé in Saint-André-du-Bois.

To see more of his work you can visit Their Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec page provides visitors with Toulouse-Lautrec’s bio, over 300 of his works, exclusive articles, and up-to-date Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition listings.

Monsieur Boileau by Henri de Toulouse Lautrec
Monsieur Boileau by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, his Post-Impressionist oil on canvas, 80 x 65 cm from 1893
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in his studio
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in his studio
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