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Cytherée

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Cultivar
Cytherée
Originator
Calot
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1856

Species — P. albiflora. Originated by Calot, 1856. Donated by Shaylor. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type of bloom crown. Form of bloom globular, compact. Differentiated. Entirely transformed. Color (total effect) 1 (153) mauve rose; guards clear; collar lighter than guards, cream white; center prominently flecked with crimson; secondary staminodes present. Blooming time mid-season. Size, medium to large. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Habit of plant erect, medium to tall, compact Growth strong and healthy. Stem long and strong. Blooming habit free. Buds borne in clusters, healthy. Foliage well furnished, medium to light green, medium size; veins green. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut bloom good; landscape value extra good. Variety as a whole good. REMARKS — Under the above name, a white peony has often been sold by European dealers. This should not be confused, with Cyntherii, see Bulletin 278, page 247.

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:097