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Blanche Dessert

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Cultivar
Blanche Dessert
Originator
Dessert
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1888

Species — P. albiflora. Originated by Dessert, 1888. Donated by Farr. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type of bloom semi-rose. Form of bloom flat, medium compact. Not differentiated. Not entirely transformed. Color (total effect1) solferino red 2 (157); guards clear; collar same as guards; center clear. Bloom attractive, somewhat imbricated. Fragrance unpleasant X. Blooming time early. Medium size. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Habit of plant drooping, medium tall, open. Growth medium, healthy. Stem medium length, weak, red. Blooming habit medium. Lateral buds undeveloped. Foliage poorly furnished, dark green, fine; veins reddish green. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut bloom poor; landscape value medium to poor. Variety as a whole medium to poor. REMARKS — Wiry, weak stems, poorly furnished.

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:120