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Madame de Vernéville

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Cultivar
Madame de Vernéville
Originator
Crousse
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1885

Double type; medium size; early. Smooth white guard petals surrounding an incurved, blush-white center which quickly develops a crown and frequently there are distinct crimson marks on the tips of several petals; occasionally the color is tinted lemon, and usually the whole flower becomes white with age, except for the crimson spots in the center; sweet rose-like fragrance. Medium height; none too strong; very free-flowering and dependable. Foliage light green. One of the older standard whites, at its best in the cooler climates where it greatly increases in size and perfection of form. A very good cut-flower. Included in this list by vote of the Directors, in spite of its rating.

Reference: 1928-B-d:123