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Red Cross

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Cultivar
Red Cross
Originator
Hollis
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1904

Species — P. albiflora. Originated by Hollis, 1904. Donated by Hollis. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type of bloom rose. Form of bloom flat, compact. Slightly differentiated. Entirely transformed. Color (total effect) 4 (155) tyrian rose; guards clear; center clear; uniform color throughout; secondary staminodes present. Fragrance pleasant X. Blooming time late. Medium to small size. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Habit or plant erect, tall, compact. Growth strong and healthy. Stem long, medium strong to weak, reddish green. Blooming habit medium to free. Buds borne in clusters, healthy. Foliage poorly furnished, dark green, fine; veins green. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut bloom poor; landscape value medium. Variety as a whole medium.

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:154