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Henry Woodward

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Cultivar
Henry Woodward
Originator
Richardson
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1904

Species: P. albiflora. History: Originated by John Richardson of Dorchester, Mass., and described by R. T. Jackson in 1904. Named for Dr. Henry Woodward, an English paleontologist. DESCRIPTION IN BRIEF: Full double, lilac rose, late bloomer, very good. DESCRIPTION IN DETAIL: Rose type, somewhat differentiated; staminodes broad and long, and well set; carpelodes much like staminodes. No remnants or flecks. Color pale lilac rose 1(130), uniform — all petalodes much deeper pink at base, shading to white at tips, thus giving a beautiful silvery effect. Size medium to large. Odor pleasant. Foliage medium in size and color, smooth. Stems tall and vigorous but somewhat drooping.

Reference: 1908-CUB 259:142