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Vaughn DeLeath

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Cultivar
Vaughn DeLeath
Originator
Lanigan
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1945

Double type; very large; midseason. Dark rose pink with few red petals near the center. Rose pink petalage becomes lighter in color with age. Tall, floriferous; not notably fragrant. Strong stems and good foliage. Note: Vaughn DeLeath (1896-1943) was a native of Mount Pulaski, a small city a few miles south of Lincoln, Illinois. Miss DeLeath is said to have been the first woman to sing over the radio.

Reference: 1945-099:21