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James Kelway

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Cultivar
James Kelway
Originator
Kelway
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1900

Double type; very large; early midseason. Pale pink, becoming almost white with age but retaining a slight flush on outer petals and in center, and displaying a slight yellow tint from intermixed stamens; fragrance not notable. Tall; floriferous; stems not always strong. Foliage good. A very attractive, loose, fluffy flower of great size, often high and conical with a large, flat crown. Some believe it does best in heavy clay soil, producing stiffer stems and flowers of heavier substance. Does exceedingly well at Kalamazoo, Michigan, for Dr. Upjohn. “Not reliable but does exceedingly well in some soils. Odor not pleasant.”—Boyd.

Reference: 1928-B-d:104