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Adolphe Rousseau

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Cultivar
Adolphe Rousseau
Originator
Dessert & M├ęchin
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1890

Double type; very large; early midseason. Dark, lustrous red shaded maroon, showing yellow stamens and light red stigmas in center; odor somewhat disagreeable. Tall; floriferous; stems very strong. Foliage dark, tinged red. Young and weak plants produce single flowers and the side blooms on established plants are almost always single. At its best, a very large, handsome flower, but it requires a strong plant and a favorable season to develop it. Good for garden decoration.

Reference: 1928-B-d:079