Louise Odier is the name of a Bourbon Rose
with a celestial odour that experts describe as warm and intense. She
flowers all summer. "The Pink One" was introduced in France in 1851 and
enchants rose lovers to these days.
But who was the real Louise Odier? Her mother was Wilhelmine Sillem, one of Jerôme and Wilhelmine Sillem's
daughters. She married the banker Jacques Odier who, like his daughter
Louise, loved flowers. A Pelargonium variant is named after him. Louise
later married Eugène Cavaignac whom history remembers as
the liberator of Paris. The general ended the regime of the Commune in Paris in 1848.