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Reine Victoria

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Reine Victoria

Species — P. albiflora. Originated by Guerin, 1845. Donated by Cottage Gardens Company and Blue Hill Nursery. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type of bloom bomb. Form of bloom globular, medium compact. Differentiated. Entirely transformed. Color (total effect) lilac white and cream. Guards clear, lilac white; center cream white fading to milk white, flecked with crimson. Bases of central petals have cream tints, tips fading milk while. Tips of central petals have pinkish tint. Fragrance nearly lacking. Blooming time mid-season. Medium size. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Habit of plant medium erect, medium tall, medium compact. Growth strong and healthy. Stem medium long, medium strong, green. Blooming habit medium to free. Buds borne in clusters, healthy. Foliage well furnished, dark green, medium size to fine; veins reddish green. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut bloom medium; landscape value medium. Variety as a whole medium. REMARKS — This variety should not be confused with “Whitleyi,” “Queen Victoria” group, see below, or “Queen Victoria” (Kelway), see page 93.

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:105