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Chestine Gowdy

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Cultivar
Chestine Gowdy
Originator
Brand, O.F & A.M.
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1913

Double type; large; late. Guards and crown light rose, the latter surrounded by a belt of red-edged petals; collar creamy white; excellent fragrance. Tall; strong grower; floriferous; strong stems. Good foliage. Quite distinct. In early stages a dumpy, conical shape; later the crown expands horizontally making a cylindrical or “plug-hat” flower. The color fades also, becoming white in collar and extreme center. Plant is excellent for garden decoration. “A very distinct and interesting flower.”—Boyd. “Rose-type bloom when first opening, but soon expanding into a very high crown so that flower is oftentimes higher than it is broad.”—Thurlow.

Reference: 1928-B-d:087