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King Bee

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Cultivar
King Bee
Originator
Wright
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1935
Country
United States

Midseason to late midseason. Medium large intensely double bomb, or chrysanthemum type with compact incurved or imbricated central petals with no stamens. Rich lustrous velvety dark red with less blue than Philippe Rivoire, and as sweetly fragrant as that variety. Plant medium height with plenty of foliage and strong stems holding flowers erect in any weather. Flower of perfect form and unexcelled substance, holding color well in sun and rain and lasting long as a cut flower. Plant vigorous healthy grower, young and free bloomer; conspicuous and outstanding.

Reference: 1935-060:42