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George Washington

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Cultivar
George Washington
Originator
Hollis
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1904

Species — P. albiflora. Originated by Hollis, 1904. Donated by Farr. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type of bloom semi-rose. Form o( bloom flat, loose. Not differentiated. Not entirely transformed. Color (total effect) 4 (168) dark crimson, guards clear, collar same as guards; center clear, uniform color. Fragrance unpleasant XXX. Blooming time mid-season Large size. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Habit of plant erect, medium height, medium compact. Growth strong and healthy. Stem medium to long, strong, red. Blooming habit medium. Buds borne in clusters, healthy. Foliage well furnished, dark green, medium size; veins vivid red. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut bloom poor; landscape value medium. Variety as a whole medium. REMARKS — Much like numerous other red semi-doubles. Not to be confused with “Washington” (Guerin, 1860).

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:129