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François 1st

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Cultivar
François 1st
Originator
Verdier
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1861

Species: P. albiflora. History: Originated by Verdier in 1861. DESCRIPTION IN BRIEF: Bomb, rosy magenta, late bloomer, very good. DESCRIPTION IN DETAIL: Bomb type, fairly well differentiated. Outer staminodes narrower and shorter than inner ones, which are one inch wide; no remants of stamens. Carpels not transforming, exposed, light green and smooth; stigmas white. Color rosy magenta 4(169), uniform. Odor doubtful. Foliage medium size and color, smooth, leaved out heavily up to flower.

Reference: 1908-CUB 259:132