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Auguste Gauthier

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Cultivar
Auguste Gauthier
Originator
Dessert & Méchin
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1890

Species — P. albiflora. Originated by Dessert and Mechin, 1890. Donated by Cottage Gardens Company. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type of bloom semi-rose. Form of bloom globular, medium compact. Not differentiated. Not entirely transformed. Color (total effect) tyrian rose 4 (155); guards clear; collar same as guards; center clear; secondary staminodes absent. Noticeably silver tipped, imbricated, wide petals throughout. Fragrance unpleasant XX. Blooming time mid-season. Large size. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Habit of plant erect, medium height, compact. Growth strong and healthy. Stem medium long, medium strength, red. Blooming habit free. Buds borne in clusters, healthy. Foliage well furnished, dark green, medium size; veins reddish green. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut bloom medium; landscape value good. Variety as a whole good.

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:127