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Duguesclin

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Cultivar
Duguesclin
Originator
Miellez
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1857

Species — P. albiflora. Originated by Miellez, 1857. Donated by Dessert. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type of bloom semi-rose. Form of bloom globular, loose. Not differentiated. Not entirely transformed, Color (total effect) violet rose 4 (154); guards flecked with crimson; collar same as guards; center clear; secondary staminodes absent. Very prominently silver tipped. Petals noticeably serrate. Fragrance unpleasant X. Blooming time mid-season. Size medium to large. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Habit of plant medium erect, medium height, compact. Growth medium, healthy. Stem medium long, medium strong, reddish green. Blooming habit free. Buds borne in clusters, healthy. Foliage well furnished, medium green, medium size; veins reddish green. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut bloom poor; landscape value poor. Variety as a whole poor.

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:121