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Mary Elizabeth

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Cultivar
Mary Elizabeth
Originator
Hollingsworth
Group
Lactiflora
Date
2004

Lactiflora Group; Mid-late to Late; Japanese form, guard petals strongly cupped, of brilliant red-pink hue, surround the clear yellow, incurved staminodes center ball. Numerous sidebuds extend flowering, color remains attractive to petal fall, petals color does not fade purplish. Flower placement is close to the dark green, vigorous bush; medium height, 34 inches, upright spreading in profile. Pedigree lost; color evidence suggests a hybrid backcrossed to a Lactiflora. First bloomed before 1994. Carpels yellow-white; stigmas same color as guard petals. Seeds easily to compatible pollens. Number 2140. Named for a family friend.

Reference: 2005-334:082