Secretary Fewkes

Acquired: 1924
Record Updated February 17, 2022
Double

Form

Double
White

Color

White
Midseason

Season

Midseason

Cultivar Group

lactiflora
Introduced
1917

Breeder

Shaylor

Country of Origin

USA

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History

1918-B006-I:22

1921-B014:20 Symposium II rating: 9.1

1923-SPN:350

1928-B:52 Double. 8.6 (Sym. 1925). Pink and white.

1928-B-d:141 Double type; large; midseason. Broad, cupped, outer petals and center of pale rose-pink, with a flesh-white collar of narrow petals arranged in bunches; with age the flower becomes almost white; fair rose-like fragrance. Tall; free-flowering; fairly strong stems. Good foliage. A well-shaped flower of attractive color which keeps well both on the plant and after being cut, but there is nothing remarkable about either the plant or bloom. “I do not consider this variety particularly valuable, but I will say that the flowers which were shown to me at the time the name was given had a close resemblance to KELWAY’S GLORIOUS, and I was much disappointed when I found that the variety did not hold up to this character, as I had felt that my name was to be associated with a variety which would bear flowers equal to KELWAY’S GLORIOUS, with a strong and vigorous habit of plant.”—Fewkes.

1976-K:090 (Shaylor, 1917) – Double – Pink – Midseason. Tall. Fair rose-like fragrance. Large. Broad, cupped, outer petals and center of pale rose-pink, with a flesh-white collar of narrow petals arranged in bunches. With age the flower becomes almost white. Free-flowering; fairly strong stems. Good foliage. M.

Specimens in the Garden

BedRowColumn

7 - See full bed map

5F

7 - See full bed map

5E