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May Davidson

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May Davidson

Species — P. albiflora. Originated by Pleas. Donated by Cottage Gardens Company. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type of bloom single. Form of bloom flat., two rows of guards. Color (total effect) pale lilac rose 1 (178); guards clear; center a mass of yellow stamens; silver tipped bloom. One of the largest singles in existence. Fragrance pleasant XX. Blooming time mid-season. Very large size. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Habit of plant erect, tall, compact. Growth strong and healthy. Stem long, very strong, reddish green. Blooming habit free. Buds borne in clusters, healthy. Foliage well furnished, dark green, medium size; veins reddish green. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut bloom poor; landscape value good. Variety as a whole good.

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:070