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Clara May Bernhardt

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Cultivar
Clara May Bernhardt
Originator
Kummer
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1939

Flower: Large size, full double, absolutely pure white. Petals delicate but of firm texture. High crown. Rose type, good lasting qualities. Fragrance, sweet, moderate rose. Medium early. Plant: Does not readily break down in severe rains or storms. Good stiff stems, 30″ to 36″, Compact, upright plant. Broad, dark green, shiny foliage. Consistent bloomer. Insignificant side buds. Rather slow propagator. Note: This flower has a rather strange and unbelievable parentage. The pollen parent unknown. Seed producing this white offspring is from Mons. Martin Cahuzac. Seedling # 134.

Reference: 1939-076:73