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Rosa Bonheur

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Cultivar
Rosa Bonheur
Originator
Dessert
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1905

Double type; very large; late. Old-rose-pink with a glowing suffusion deep in its symmetrical center, and a few lines and marks of red; rose-scented. Medium height; fairly floriferous; stout stems. Good foliage. A very highly praised sort. At its best it is an extremely large, handsome flower, but it sometimes opens in an abortive, sidewise fashion. “Principally of value as a show flower.”—Brand. “With me has proved a very reliable and valuable sort. It is distinct and desirable in both flower and habits of growth.”—Little. “Consider this one of the best and most reliable varieties; fine bloom; fine color; splendid habit; stiff stems. A variety which stands very close to THÉRÈSE.” —Fewkes. “Rather dwarf, bushy habit and a beautiful flower.”—Boyd.

Reference: 1928-B-d:139