Judith Eckelmeyer presents Mozart's Roses
Marie Pavie (Marie Parvie)
Polyantha, semi-double, continuous; Alégatière, 1888.
Pale pink going to creamy white; fragrant.
Antique Rose Emporium, 2007.
“Pavie” and its apparent variants “Parvie” or “Parvié" are frequently-found first names of French women in the Middle Ages. A contemporary genealogical researcher, A. E. Myers, lists a Marie Parvie as the daughter of Jacob Kottler, Duke of Courland (in current Latvia, the land under the control or “care” of the Teutonic Knights in the late Middle Ages). A more notable Parvie (aka Pavie) was the Countess Vermandois, wife of Herbert V, Count Vermandois, in 11th-century Normandy.