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Marguerite Gérard

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Cultivar
Marguerite Gérard
Originator
Crousse
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1892

Double type; very large; midseason. Immense, heart-shaped guard petals and a broad, serrated crown of pale flesh-pink, darkening to rose-pink, develops in the center; collar is composed of a few short petals mixed with many yellow stamens; fragrance strong and not unlike wild-cherry blossoms. Medium height; free-flowering; stems lax at the base. Good foliage. Its chief faults are the early discoloration of the stamens in the collar and its spreading habit; nevertheless, its large size and profuse blooming habit have made it very popular. “Odor not the best.”—Engle. “Very tall in my garden.”—Boyd.

Reference: 1928-B-d:116