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Admiral Dewey

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Cultivar
Admiral Dewey
Originator
Hollis
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1903

Species — P. albiflora. Originated by Hollis. Donated by Hollis. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type bomb. Form of bloom, globular compact. Differentiated. Entirely transformed. Color (total effect) solferino red (157-2), clear; guards solferino red (157-2), clear; center same as guards; fades silver tipped, linear petals concealed throughout bloom. Fragrance pleasant X. Blooming time mid-season. Size medium. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Habit erect, medium to tall, compact. Growth strong, healthy. Stem medium long, strong, green. Blooming habit free. Buds borne in clusters, healthy. Foliage medium furnished, medium green, coarse; veins reddish green. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut blooms poor; landscape value medium. Variety as a whole poor.REMARKS — There are many better varieties of this type.

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:107