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Félix Crousse

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Cultivar
Félix Crousse
Originator
Crousse
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1881

Double type; large; late midseason. Brilliant crimson of even tone and silky luster; poor fragrance. Medium height; very floriferous; stems weak. Foliage good. Has weak stems which need support. Its very clear crimson color makes no pretensions to scarlet. One of the best red varieties. “For a red, it is hard to beat in color.”—Boyd. “Compact, globular bloom of good form; outer or guard petals are wider than central petals, and as bloom develops these petals flex outward and central petals still keep their convex form.”—Thurlow.

Reference: 1928-B-d:096