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Bayadère

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Cultivar
Bayadère
Originator
Lemoine
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1910

Double type; large; midseason. Very large, overlapping white petals of translucent texture suffused with yellow from buried stamens, faint pink marks on outer petals and an occasional red edge; strong lemon fragrance. Tall; sparse bloomer; strong stems. Excellent foliage. A flower of especially pleasing form, good substance, and carriage, but it has not proved very productive. Open center showing golden stamens; odor unpleasant to many. Not a strong grower and much inclined to disease. “It seems impossible to find stock where the roots are not badly infested.”— Brand. “A good deal like Alsace-Lorraine.”—Saunders.

Reference: 1928-B-d:084