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Claude Gelée

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Cultivar
Claude Gelée
Originator
Lemoine
Group
Lactiflora
Date

Species — P. albiflora. Originated by Lemoine. Donated by Farr. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type of bloom rose. Form of bloom flat, medium compact. Not differentiated. Entirely transformed. Color (total effect) 1 (10) creamy white; guards clear; collar same as guards; center clear; secondary staminodes absent. Occasional faint crimson fleck on center petals. Fragrance pleasant X. Blooming time late. Size large. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Habit of plant medium erect, dwarf to medium compact. Growth medium strong, stem medium long, medium strong. Blooming habit medium. Buds single, occasional side buds. Foliage medium furnished, medium green, medium size; veins green. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut bloom good; landscape value good. Variety as a whole good. REMARKS — Color effect and type of bloom same as “Alsace Lorraine” but much more dwarf and a few days later.

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:133