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La Perle

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Cultivar
La Perle
Originator
Crousse
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1886

Double type; large; midseason. Globular shape, with light old-rose-pink guards and collar, and a slightly darker center prominently flaked with red, the whole flower of a distinctly lavender tone; spicy fragrance. Medium height; floriferous; good stems and foliage. Much confused with a false white variety which has a high, broad crown. The true LA PERLE is pale lavender-pink, darker than VENUS, and is considered an excellent sort. “Very dainty and beautiful.”—Boyd. “The old color description, ‘lilac-white,’ is much better, or lavender-pink as given in the second paragraph. One of the very few beautiful varieties in this color. Highly fragrant, but not spicy.”—Saunders.

Reference: 1928-B-d:110