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Cultivar
General Lawton
Originator
Pleas
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1899

Species: P. albiflora. History: Originated by Sarah A. Pleas at Spiceland, Ind., in 1899. DESCRIPTION IN BRIEF: Semi-double, purplish pink,, late, good. DESCRIPTION IN DETAIL: Semi-double type. Not differentiated, outermost petals short and tending to decay before center of flower is fully open. Inner staminodes mixed with yellowish narrow ones in various stages of transformation which give a very unique effect. Color lilac purple 1(160), very pleasing. Size large. Odor pleasant X. Foliage dark green, those leaves near flower simple, quite hairy below. Late bloomer, flowers in clusters.

Reference: 1908-CUB 259:136