An eight-year-old seedling of Eugene Bigot. Similar to August Dessert but stronger plant. Color—Very deep pink. Margins of petals softened with lighter color, base of petals yellow, giving yellow glow to heart of flower. Color and form held for ten days in intense heat. Type— Loose, rose type similar to Rev. Page Roberts rose. Habit of growth—Very thrifty, dark green foliage. Stems—Strong, holding blooms up in rainy weather. Carpels— Pale green, tipped same shade of pink as petals. Stamens—Numerous and visible. Fragrance—Marked and pleasing. Style—Good, dominant, color carries way across garden.
Mrs. Julia E. Goodwin