Double type; very large; very early. Guards large, faintly pink, becoming white; ball-like center of small pale yellow petals fading white, with prominent red marks; sweetly fragrant. Tall; very floriferous; weak stems. Heavy dark foliage. Variously described as rose, bomb, and crown type, and at certain stages it may be considered any one. It finishes with a distinct tuft in the center. One of the very earliest white varieties and valued for cut-flowers on that account. “Very large cream-white. Stems a little weak. Often the first to bloom.”—Boyd.
Grandiflora nivea plena