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André Lauries

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André Lauries

Species — P. albiflora. Originated by Crousse, 1881. Donated by Farr. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type of bloom rose. Form of bloom globular, very compact. Not differentiated. Transformed. Color (total effect) dark tyrian rose 3 (155); guards occasionally splashed with green; collar same as guards; center splashed with white; secondary staminodes absent. Very dense compact bloom, shading deeper in center, with red reflex. Fragrance absent Blooming time very late. Very large size. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Erect, medium tall, compact. Growth strong, healthy. Stem medium to long, very strong, reddish green. Blooming habit very free. Buds borne in clusters, healthy. Foliage well furnished, dark green, medium size; veins green. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut bloom extra good; landscape value good. Variety as a whole extra good. REMARKS — Entirely distinct from the variety commonly sold under this name, which should be known as “Fragrans,” see page 63.

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:152