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Darkness

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Cultivar
Darkness
Originator
Brand, O.F & A.M.
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1913

Single type; medium size; midseason. The evenly rounded guard petals are dark maroon-red, shading darker at the base, and are arranged in a single row around the center of bright gold stamens; pleasantly fragrant. Medium tall, upright plant, with stiff but graceful stems. Mr. Little wrote the above description. “Very profuse bloomer. Flowers hold unusually long as a cut-flower and it is fine for this purpose.”—Brand. “Rated too high. It burns badly in the sun.”—Fewkes.

Reference: 1928-B-d:089