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Seiriu Somae

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Cultivar
Seiriu Somae
Originator
Japan / Dessert
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1909

Japanese type; large; midseason. Heavy, smooth guard petals of pure creamy white; center composed of long, narrow petaloids tipped with long, curly points and rough yellow edges, the whole center resembling a crumpled mass of bright, fresh excelsior; carpels pale green with white base and creamy tips; bitter fragrance. Rather tall, slender growth; free-flowering; stems lax and require support. One of the handsomest Japanese sorts, with a peculiarly distinct center.

Reference: 1928-B-d:142