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Jessie K. Crosby

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Cultivar
Jessie K. Crosby
Originator
Hollis
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1907

Species — P. albiflora. Originated by Hollis, 1907. Donated by Hollis. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type of bloom rose. Form of bloom tall, compact. Differentiated. Entirely transformed. Color (total effect) hydrangea pink, fades to lilac white; collar same as guards; center same; secondary staminodes present. Bloom is intermixed with narrow petals. Center forms hollow, cup-shaped. Fragrance pleasant X. Blooming time mid-season. Medium size. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Habit of plant erect, tall, compact. Growth strong and healthy. Stem very long, strong, reddish green. Blooming habit free. Buds borne in clusters, healthy. Foliage medium furnished, light green, coarse; veins reddish green. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut bloom poor; landscape value medium. Variety as a whole medium to poor.

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:147