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Claire de Lune

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Cultivar
Claire de Lune
Originator
White / Wild & Son
Group
Herb. Hybrid
Date
1954

Seedling number not known. Parentage: Mons. Jules Elie x Mlokosewitschi. This variety represents the only successful cross ever made, using lactiflora, x Mlokosewitschi. It is true light creamy yellow single. Its guard petals are well rounded and crinkled and form a large cupped flower of great beauty. Its filaments are yellow supporting orange colored anthers, which are usually numerous. It sets abundant seed. It has hairy white carpels and light pink stigmas. The stems are about 28 inches tall and are thin, but stiff. Its foliage is pink in the Spring. It is a vigorous grower and has excellent plant habit.

Reference: 1953-131:29