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Nivea Plenissima

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Nivea Plenissima

Species — P. albiflora. Originated by Makoy, 1840. Donated by Farr. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type of bloom bomb. Form of bloom globular, medium compact. Differentiated. Not entirely transformed. Color (total effect) milk white; guards slightly splashed crimson; center clear; secondary staminodes absent. Carpels red, short hairs, might transform to flecked petals on old plants. Fragrance pleasant X. Blooming time early. Large size. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Habit of plant erect, dwarf, compact. Growth strong. Stem short, strong, dark red. Blooming habit free. Buds borne in clusters, healthy. Foliage well furnished, dark green, medium size; veins red. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut bloom good; landscape value extra good. Variety as a whole good to extra good. REMARKS — Dark red stems and white bloom are distinguishing characters of this variety. Correction to Bulletin 259. The above is a much better description of this variety.

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:105