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Richardson’s Perfection

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Cultivar
Richardson’s Perfection
Originator
Richardson
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1869

Species: P. albiflora. History: Originated by John Richardson of Dorchester, Mass.; and probably named by J. C. Hovey, 1869. Silver medal, Boston Show in 1869. DESCRIPTION IN BRIEF: Full double, very pale shell pink, late bloomer, very good. DESCRIPTION IN DETAIL: Rose type, not well differentiated, a tall flower wider at base. No remnants of any kind. Carpelodes large and beautiful, not at all flecked. Color lilac white 1(7), guards deepest pink shading to white on ends of central petals, pinker about their bases. Outermost guards, small thick and striped with green. Size medium to large. Odor pleasant XX. Foliage medium size and color, smooth. Very upright and vigorous grower.

Reference: 1908-CUB 259:140