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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Definitions for remontant

  1. (of certain roses) blooming more than once in a season.
  2. a remontant rose.

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Citations for remontant
The rosarians of that time were so enthusiastic over these hybrids that they named them "perpetual." Later and more cautious rosarians have renamed this class "Remontant," meaning blooming again, as many varieties will bloom twice in a season, once in June and again in the early Fall. There are a few varieties which really deserve the name "perpetual." Stephen Reynolds, "June Roses Add to Garden Beauty," New York Times, May 7, 1933
I think she liked the rose's conviviality: the way it forms a natural complement to other plants. She admired its fertility--its generous, remontant, fat-budded fertility and easy propagation. Elizabeth Buchan, Consider the Lily, 1993
Origin of remontant
1880-1885
Remontant is borrowed from French, where it is the present participle of remonter, "to remount." It entered English in the mid-1800s.