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Crown Of Thorns

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Cultivar
Crown Of Thorns
Originator
Hollis
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1907

Species — P. albiflora. Originated by Hollis, 1907. Donated by Hollis. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type of bloom Japanese. Form of bloom medium globular, compact. Differentiated. Not entirely transformed. Color (total effect) 1 (169) rosy magenta; guards clear; collar same as guards; center clear. Smooth green carpels, yellow stigma. Center fades much lighter than the guards. Fragrance pleasant XX. Blooming time early. Size medium to small. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Habit of plant erect, medium tall, compact. Growth strong, slightly diseased. Stem medium long, medium strong, reddish green. Blooming habit medium. Buds borne in clusters. Slight blight. Foliage well furnished, medium green, fine; veins red. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut bloom poor; landscape value poor. Variety as a whole poor.

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:075