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Duchesse de Nemours

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Cultivar
Duchesse de Nemours
Originator
Calot
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1856

Double type; large; early. Cupped, white guards and a moderately full center of light canary-yellow, deepening to pale green at the base of the petals; notably fragrant. Medium tall; very floriferous; stems erect and strong. Excellent foliage. The general impression is a rounded, flattish globe-like flower. Dependable and well regarded for its profuse production of medium-sized blooms and its excellent garden habit. “The flowers are best in their early stage; later on they are apt to spread open too much, exposing the carpels.”—Saunders. “A distinctive characteristic of this flower is its green carpels and stigmas.”—Fewkes.

Reference: 1928-B-d:090