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Arethusa

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Cultivar
Arethusa
Originator
Daphnis
Group
Lutea Hybrid
Date
1977

First bloomed 1975. Parentage. Generation—BC-2; BC-1 self pollinated. Light pink, single. Dark centers with maroon flares. Two rows of heart-like petals. Has the crispness and freshness of water from a spring brook. Good substance, reliable and good stem strength. Has pollen and seeds likely. Fragrant. Foliage strong. Named for a woodland nymph pursued by Alpheus the River God —turned into a fountain (Greek mythology). Seedling # D-344.

Reference: 1977-224:21