Duchesse de Nemours

Acquired: 1924
Record Updated February 17, 2022
Double

Form

Double
White

Color

White
Midseason

Season

Midseason

Cultivar Group

lactiflora
Introduced
1856

Breeder

Calot

Country of Origin

France

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History

1916-Farr:24 Large, loose, flat crown. Bright mauve-pink, 2(181); collar mixed with narrow lilac, 1(176). Fragrance XXX. Early. Strong, upright; very free bloomer. One of the best commercial pinks for Decoration Day. 50 cts.

1918-B006-I:07

1921-B014:11 Symposium II rating: 7.6

1923-SPN:345

1928-B:30 Double. 7.6 (Sym. 1921). Pink. Included in descriptive list by vote of Directors.

1928-B-d:091 Double type; medium size; very early. Guard and center petals bright old-rose pink, with a collar of distinctly lighter narrow petals; very fragrant. Usually develops a crown as the flower ages. Tall; extremely floriferous; with excellent foliage and rather bending stems. A very old, tried and true variety, largely planted for its very early bloom. Also a popular and desirable commercial variety widely grown for cut-flowers. Included by vote of Directors in spite of its rating. “Does exceedingly well in heavy clay soils and should rate much higher.”—Boyd.

1962-W:074 Double. Old-rose pink. Fragrant. Early mid-season. Literal translation “splendidly eatable.” This is one of the most famous of the older varieties and is grown in immense quantities for commercial cut flowers.

1976-K:024 Double – Pink – Early. Tall. Very fragrant. Medium size. Guard and center petals bright old-rose pink, with a collar of distinctly lighter narrow petals. Usually develops a crown as the flower ages. Extremely floriferous; with excellent foliage and rather bending stems. A very old, tried and true variety, largely planted for its very early bloom. Also a popular and desirable commercial variety widely grown for cut flowers. “Does exceedingly well in heavy soils and should rate much higher.” Boyd. M.

Specimens in the Garden

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