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Elwood Pleas

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Cultivar
Elwood Pleas
Originator
Pleas
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1900

Double type; large; late. Flowers flat, with many crinkled petals symmetrically arranged, pale rose-pink changing to light flesh-pink in center; not notably fragrant. Medium height; fairly floriferous; stiff stems. Good, close-set foliage. An evenly colored flower about the same shade as THÉRÈSE, sometimes streaked with rose on outer petals. Not always reliable in growth and blooming but considered very fine in favorable seasons. “Does not do well in heavy clay soil in Pennsylvania.”—Boyd. “Very reliable with us in Minnesota.”—Christman. “Erratic with me in Indiana.”—Little. “Erratic with me in Massachusetts.”—Fewkes.

Reference: 1928-B-d:093