Double type; very large; very late. Creamy blush on opening, becoming white with a pale yellow glow in its depths and prominent red marks in center and on outer petals; very fragrant. Plant very tall; spreading habit; floriferous, strong but crooked stems. Glossy foliage. Because of its lateness it does not always open well and its stems are poor. At its best the flowers are very large and of excellent form. The red marks are frequently lacking. “Good exhibition bloom, but a poor garden plant.”—Saunders. “Very unsatisfactory with me as a plant. Poor grower and weak stems but a beautiful flower.”—Boyd.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Brand, O.F & A.M.