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Kelway’s Queen

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Cultivar
Kelway’s Queen
Originator
Kelway
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1889

Double type; large; late midseason. Bright rose-pink, with flesh tones in collar and extreme center and a few red flakes; strong rose fragrance. Medium height; fairly floriferous; strong stems. Large, bright green foliage. A globular flower with serrated center petals, and at one time much confused because of a mixture of varieties sent to this country under this name. Compact, decorative plant which does not produce many stems but each stem usually flowers. “There is a spurious violet-rose variety offered under this name which is very poor. The true variety is very scarce.”—Boyd.

Reference: 1928-B-d:107