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Madame Auguste Dessert

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Cultivar
Madame Auguste Dessert
Originator
Dessert
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1899

Double type; large; early midseason. Cupped blooms of old-rose-pink, developing a hollow center full of golden yellow stamens and dark rose-pink carpels, with crimson flakes on a few petals; fragrance like elderberries. Medium height; very floriferous; strong stems. Good foliage. Rather irregular flowers of ordinary color and little distinction, but the plant is of good habit and is excellent for garden decoration. “The description does not do justice to this fine variety.”—Saunders. “Odor not pleasant.”—Boyd. “Very unpleasant odor.”—Henry Cooper.

Reference: 1928-B-d:122