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Ruy Blas

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Cultivar
Ruy Blas
Originator
Dessert
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1905

Species — P. albiflora. Originated by Dessert, 1888. Donated by Farr. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type of bloom semi-rose. Form of bloom flat, medium compact Not differentiated. Not entirely transformed. Color (total effect) pure mauve 3 (181); guards clear; collar same as guards; center clear. Bloom fades rapidly, silver tipped. Fragrance unpleasant XXX. Blooming time mid-season. Medium size. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Habit of plant erect, dwarf, compact. Growth strong. Stem short, medium strong, reddish green. Blooming habit free. Buds borne in clusters, healthy. Foliage well furnished, light green, medium size; veins reddish green. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut bloom medium; landscape value good. Variety as a whole medium.

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:125