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Gigantea

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Cultivar
Gigantea
Originator
Calot
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1860

Double type; very large; early midseason. Clear rose-pink, fading to light old-rose with silver-tipped petals; mild, pleasing fragrance. Tall; floriferous; sprawling stems. Good foliage. Its chief merit is its size, which is sometimes enormous. Likely to be a coarse, rough flower of flattish form, and it seems to be of best quality on young plants. Stems too weak to support blooms. Original name was LAMARTINE, (Calot, 1860), but is called GIGANTEA to distinguish it from another LAMARTINE introduced by Lemoine.

Reference: 1928-B-d:099