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Margaret Atwood

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Cultivar
Margaret Atwood
Originator
Japan
Group
Lactiflora
Date
bef. 1896

Japanese type; large; midseason. Pure white, cup-like flowers, with an occasional pink flush on the outside; center a ball of golden staminodes; carpels green with a white base and creamy tips; not notably fragrant. Medium tall; strong growth; free-blooming. Foliage medium, broad and smooth. Somewhat similar to ISANI GIDUI, but not nearly so large, and the habit of the plant is very different. “I understand that Mr. Farr selected this variety from an importation of TORO-NO-MAKI and named it MARGARET ATWOOD. As I have seen it, the flowers are as large or larger than ISANI GIDUI.”—Fewkes.

Reference: 1928-B-d:116