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Bélisaire

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Cultivar
Bélisaire
Originator
Lemoine
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1907

Species — P. albiflora. Originated by Lemoine, 1907. Donated by Farr. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type of bloom semi-rose. Form of bloom globular, medium compact. Not differentiated. Not entirely transformed. Color (total effect) pale lilac; guards very finely splashed with crimson; collar same as guards; center flecked with crimson. Splashed with minute dots of deeper lilac. Fragrance unpleasant X. Blooming time mid-season. Size medium to large. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Habit of plant medium erect, medium tall, medium compact. Growth strong and healthy. Stem medium length, medium strong, red. Blooming habit free. Buds borne in clusters, healthy. Foliage medium furnished, light green, medium size; veins red. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut bloom good; landscape value good. Variety as a whole good. REMARKS — Bloom is identical with “Asa Gray,” the only difference in the two varieties being that “Bélisaire” has red stems, “Asa Gray” green.

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:119