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Whitleyi

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Cultivar
Whitleyi
Originator
Whitley
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1808

Species — P. albiflora. Originated by Whitley, 1808. Donated by Andorra Nursery and John Charlton. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type of bloom bomb. Form of bloom globular, loose. Differentiated. Not entirely transformed. Color (total effect) milk white; guards slightly flecked with crimson; collar same color as guards; center clear. Hairy carpels, pink stigmas; bloom opens up exposing carpels with age. Fragrance pleasant X. Blooming time mid-season. Medium size. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Habit of plant medium erect, medium tall, medium compact. Growth strong and healthy. Stem medium long, strong, green. Blooming habit free. Buds borne in clusters, healthy. Foliage well furnished, dark green, fine in size; veins green. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut bloom medium; landscape value medium to poor. Variety as a whole medium. Synonyms — “Queen Victoria,” “Papilionacea,” “Snow White,” “Rosa Barry,” “Stewart’s America.”

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:106