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Mrs. Wilder Bancroft

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Cultivar
Mrs. Wilder Bancroft
Originator
Nicholls
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1935

Japanese type flower form. (Mikado adventitious, No. 194). Thirty-six inches. Large, typical Japanese type. Rose madder (deep red) throughout except that the staminodes are edged and tipped gold. The wide, overlapping petals are horizontal. The staminodcs are about three-eighths of an inch wide and arc adequate in number; they form a semi-globular cushion. Extraordinarily lasting substance. Stiff stems. Grows strongly and propagates rapidly. The name is sanctioned by Mrs. Bancroft, wife of Professor Bancroft, Cornell University. Seedling # 194.

Reference: 1935-061:26