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Eugène Verdier

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Cultivar
Eugène Verdier
Originator
Calot
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1864

Double type; large; late. A high-built, compact flower usually developing a decided crown; guards vivid rose-pink on outside, paler within, collar sharply defined by its light color and its narrow petals and petaloids, some of which are creamy yellow; center light rose but when fully open has a yellow suffusion from numerous petaloids similar to those in collar, occasional petals tipped crimson; mildly fragrant. Dwarf, robust plants; floriferous; stems very strong. Foliage light green and coarse. Described in considerable detail to distinguish it from L’INDISPENSABLE, with which it is frequently confused. A very bold and impressive flower whose general color effect is light shell-pink tinted with cream. “Typical ‘crown type’ if there is such a thing.”—Little.

Reference: 1928-B-d:094