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Harvard Crimson

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Cultivar
Harvard Crimson
Originator
Smith, G.N.
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1928

The flower is a semi-double, opening a rich Harvard crimson color, changing to rosy crimson with age. The petals are nearly all of a length, smooth and of great substance. A few golden stamens in the center add much to the beauty of the flower. The large bloom is carried erect on a medium height, stiff stem. A mid-season variety with dark green leaves and a strong, pleasant odor. Four divisions planted in November produced thirteen large blooms the following June. Much brighter in color than Longfellow.

Reference: 1929-037:53