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Austin Chamberlain

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Cultivar
Austin Chamberlain
Originator
Kelway
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1900

Species — P. albiflora. Originated by Kelway. 1900-1907. Donated by Farr. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type of bloom single. Color (total effect) amaranth red 4 (168) ; collar specked light. Fragrance unpleasant XXX. Blooming time early. Large size. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Habit of plant erect, tall to medium, compact. Growth strong and healthy. Stem medium long, strong, reddish green. Blooming habit free. Buds borne in clusters. Foliage very well furnished, medium green, medium size; veins reddish green. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut bloom poor; landscape value good. Variety as a whole good. REMARKS — Similar to “The King” but better furnished, more compact grower, more petals, freer bloomer.

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:071