Deaf Rose Hybridizer

I am an architecture student designing a courtyard for the Indiana School for the Deaf. When considering plants, I thought of cultivars whose hybridizers were deaf themselves, giving more meaning and unity to the place.

I really don’t know where to look for one, so I thought I’d ask…

I would appreciate any information



Wow, that’s real hard. But I think I heard, and any can jump on me and correct me if I’m wrong, that Dr. Brownell may had been deaf. Or he may just had been hard of hearing. I’m not sure… He created a few roses and my favorites are Orange Ruffels, Lafter, and Golden Glow. There are a bunch of others, but I can’t remember all their names. . . I’ve always wondered about these things too. I wonder who’s who in the world of rose breeding. I know a few things like the women hybridizers such as Dr. Brownell’s wife. Some of the women of the Meilland family created a few hybrids too. I wonder whom are the black hybridizers. . . Although I was born in the US, my heritage is Mexican, and I’ve always wondered if there were any Mexican hybridizers.