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Pride of Essex

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Cultivar
Pride of Essex
Originator
Thurlow
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1916

Double type; large; midseason. Incurved guards and a crumpled center of light rose-pink, paling to blush-white with a golden suffusion from its many stamens; central petals boldly marked with crimson; strong, fresh fragrance. Tall; floriferous, stiff stems. Good foliage. A large, loose flower and a good decorative plant in the garden. “Similar to LADY ALEXANDRA DUFF, which it resembles much in coloring and habit. A fine variety.”—Little, and Fewkes.

Reference: 1928-B-d:136