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Hercules

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Cultivar
Hercules
Originator
Origin unknown
Group
Lactiflora
Date

Species — P. albiflora. Origin unknown. Donated by Goos and Koenemann. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type of bloom. Form of bloom globular, loose. Differentiated. Not entirely transformed. Color (total effect) pale lilac rose; guards clear; center clear, fades milk white. Greenish red carpels, pink stigmas. Strong blooms have few wide petals same color as guards in center of bloom. Fragrance pleasant XX. Blooming time mid-season to late. Medium size. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Habit of plant erect, tall, compact. Growth strong and healthy. Stem long, strong, green. Blooming habit free. Buds borne in clusters, healthy. Foliage well furnished, medium green, medium size; veins green. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut bloom poor; landscape value medium. Variety as a whole medium.

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:109