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Russell Emrick

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Cultivar
Russell Emrick
Originator
Krekler
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1957

D. M. B. Parentage unknown. Large, full double rose type, with pale pink outer petals shading to flesh white in the center with a pale yellow glowing center deep down in the flower (one visitor called it “Its whispering soul”). It has a few pointed staminodes in the center. No pollen. Carpels green tipped pale pink, small. Tall, strong, but slightly bending stems, with dense green foliage, thinning near the flowers. It is named for Mr. Krekler’s flower-appreciating California brother-in-law. Seedling # AT19

Reference: 1957-146:48