(ex Holland, before 1953) Double – Blush – Early. This beautiful variety is the result of a crossing between Festiva Maxima and Mme. Edouard Doriat, 20 yrs. ago. This variety flowers a week before the well known early flowering variety, Festiva Maxima. The color is a beautiful light rose which changes into white, exceptionally large in size, 8″ in diameter. An outstanding variety as a cut flower for its firm stems and early flowering period. Smirnow ad, Bulletin 129.