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La Tendresse

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Cultivar
La Tendresse
Originator
Crousse
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1896

Double type; large; midseason. Almost white, with a slight lavender tone and a definitely creamy center, edged and flaked crimson, outer petals often striped red; fairly fragrant. Tall; very free-flowering; stiff stems. Good foliage. Handsome, lacy flowers which are borne in clusters. Frequently the buds open sideways or do not open at all, so that it cannot be classed as a dependable variety. “Handsome flower but petals are thin and do not stand up well.”—Fewkes. “Pleasant, delicate fragrance.”—Boyd.

Reference: 1928-B-d:111