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La Vestale

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Cultivar
La Vestale
Originator
Calot
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1870

Species — P. albiflora. Originated by Calot, 1870. Donated by Cottage Gardens Company. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type of bloom crown. Form of bloom tall, medium compact. Differentiated. Entirely transformed. Color (total effect) lilac white; guards slightly splashed; collar cream white; center lilac white flecked with crimson. Fragrance unpleasant X. Blooming time mid-season. Medium size. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Habit of plant erect, tall, compact. Growth strong and healthy. Stem long, strong, reddish green. Blooming habit free. Buds borne in clusters, healthy. Foliage well furnished, medium green, medium size to coarse; veins green. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut bloom good; landscape value good. Variety as a whole good.

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:088