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Battlefield

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Cultivar
Battlefield
Originator
Hollis
Group
Lactiflora
Date

Species — P. albiflora. Originated by Hollis. Donated by Hollis. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type of bloom semi-rose. Form of bloom flat, compact. Not differentiated. Not entirely transformed. Color (total effect) pure mauve 4 (181); guards flecked with crimson and green, splashed; center clear; secondary staminodes absent; silver-tipped imbricated bloom, uniform throughout. Fragrance unpleasant XX. Blooming time mid-season. Large size. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Habit of plant drooping, tall, open. Growth strong, healthy. Stem long, strong, reddish green. Blooming habit medium. Buds borne in clusters. Foliage poorly furnished dark green, coarse; veins reddish green. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut bloom medium; landscape value poor. Variety as a whole medium to poor. REMARKS — Drooping habit makes it undesirable.

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:119