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La Fontaine

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Cultivar
La Fontaine
Originator
Lemoine
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1904

Double type; large; late midseason. Large guard petals and an incurved globular center; light old-rose-pink, with a pale violet tone, approaching lavender; a few center petals edged with crimson; notably fragrant. Tall; floriferous; strong stems. Good, distinct, light green foliage. A flower of delicate texture and distinct color, very different from Dessert’s LA FONTAINE which is a red variety. Good for both garden decoration and cutting. “Very large flowers develop a high crown. Delicate fragrance. Shy bloomer.”—Boyd.

Reference: 1928-B-d:109