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Exquisite

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Cultivar
Exquisite
Originator
Kelway
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1912

Double type; large; midseason. Bright rose-pink, paling toward tips of the long, shaggy petals of the very loose, flat flowers; fragrance poor. Medium height; floriferous; good stems and foliage. Young plants produce inferior, irregular flowers, but the form improves as the plant becomes established. At its best, the flower develops a large hollow crown with a starry shredded center. “Free-blooming; strong and graceful stems. Good foliage. Large, loose flower that only shows well on established plants. Beautiful when well-grown.” —Little. “Exquisite seems to me nearer EUGÉNIE VERDIER than any other variety, but I know it only in shows.”—Saunders. “Rather weak stems.”—Thurlow. “Much like JUDGE BERRY and EUGÉNIE VERDIER. Almost impossible to distinguish them apart on the show-table.”—Boyd.

Reference: 1928-B-d:095