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Clara Hersey

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Cultivar
Clara Hersey
Originator
Hollis
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1907

Species — P. albiflora. Originated by Hollis. Donated by Hollis. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type of bloom rose. Form of bloom flat, medium compact. Not differentiated. Entirely transformed, Color (total effect) 4 (154) violet rose; guards clear; collar same as guards; center clear; secondary staminodes present. Fragrance pleasant X. Blooming time mid-season. Medium size. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Habit of plant drooping, medium tall, medium compact. Growth medium, healthy. Stem medium long, weak, reddish green. Blooming habit medium. Buds borne in clusters, healthy. Foliage medium furnished, dark green, medium size; veins reddish green. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut bloom poor; landscape value poor. Variety as a whole poor. REMARKS — Not very attractive.

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:144