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Duchesse de Nemours

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Cultivar
Duchesse de Nemours
Originator
Guérin
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1840

Species: P. albiflora. History: Originated by Guerin in 1840. DESCRIPTION IN BRIEF: Bomb shape, deep pink or violet, early bloomer, good. DESCRIPTION IN DETAIL: Bomb type, well differentiated, petalodes of two sets, those next the guards, small, narrow, to ½ inch wide and more cerise salmon than the others which are large, long, to 1½ inch wide and exactly same color as guards. Carpels about half transformed, crimson flecked. Remnants of carpels hairy. Color solferino red 1(157). Size large. Odor pleasant XX. Foliage very vigorous, leaves near flower often simple; smooth, large and dark green.

Reference: 1908-CUB 259:132