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Grandiflora

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Cultivar
Grandiflora
Originator
Richardson
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1883

Double type; very large; very late. Bright pink, shaded old-rose and white, with some yellow at base of petals; fragrant. Tall; floriferous; weak stems. Heavy foliage. Immense, flat flowers of attractive color. Useful for extending the season because it is one of the last varieties to bloom. “I should call it bright rose-pink. It does not give the impression of having old-rose or white in it, or any yellow to speak of.”—Saunders. “I agree with Dr. Saunders. It has considerable blue.† The petals have a tendency to roll up, giving a pointed effect like a pond-lily. It is a very distinct and beautiful flower.”—Thurlow. †Old-rose-pink is very carefully defined as bluish pink in the article on color referred to before. Professor Saunders therefore says it has no blue, and Mr. Thurlow says it has. They don’t agree at all.—Steuens.

Reference: 1928-B-d:101