Single, with a double row of petals waxy white. Medium sized flower of excellent substance resembling a water lily. Very chaste in appearance and lasts well. (from Bull.54) Color—Pure waxy white, no hint of color, with center fuller of stamens than Marie Jacquin. Stamens are also stiffer and deeper yellow. Tips of carpels red, just peeping through the stamens giving richness to center. Form—Good, well cupped and larger than Marie Jacquin. Petals sometimes cleft and placed in three to four layers. Center never doubled as in Marie Jacquin. Stems—Strong. Season—Midseason. Distinctiveness—Outstanding characteristics, waxy appearance, strong yellow center, red carpels, never doubling, fine texture, lasting qualities. Fragrance—Spicy yet sweet, rather hinting of the Orient. See also Bulletin 54, page 31.
Brant, Ruth H.