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Rosea elegans

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Cultivar
Rosea elegans
Originator
Guérin
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1858

Species — P. albiflora. Originated by Guerin, 1858. Donated by Charlton. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type of bloom bomb. Form of bloom globular, compact. Differentiated. Not entirely transformed. Color (total effect) pale lilac rose; guards clear; collar cream white, fading to milk white; center clear; secondary staminodes absent. Occasionally central petals appear same color as guards, flecked with crimson. Fragrance pleasant X. Blooming time early. Medium size. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Habit of plant medium erect to drooping, tall, open. Growth strong and healthy. Stem long, strong, reddish green. Blooming habit free. Buds borne in clusters, healthy. Foliage medium furnished, medium green, fine; veins green. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut bloom medium: landscape value medium. Variety as a whole medium.

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:111