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Victor Hugo

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Cultivar
Victor Hugo
Originator
Crousse
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1885

Species: P. albiflora. History: Originated by Crousse in 1885. DESCRIPTION IN BRIEF: Bomb, brilliant carmine red, late bloomer, good. DESCRIPTION IN DETAIL: Bomb type, though fully double on very vigorous plants; guards well differentiated; staminodes forming a ball and inner ones widest. Carpels when present green and woolly, though often in all stages of transformation; distorted carpelodes same color as guards. Color of guards rosy magenta 4(169). Odor rather unpleasant. Foliage medium in size and color, smooth. Comparison: This is much like Felix Crousse, but distinct.

Reference: 1908-CUB 259:133