Venus

Acquired: 1924
Record Updated February 17, 2022
Double

Form

Double
Pink

Color

Pink
Midseason

Season

Midseason

Cultivar Group

lactiflora
Introduced
1888

Breeder

Kelway

Country of Origin

England

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History

1918-B006-I:24

1921-B014:21 Symposium II rating: 8.3

1923-SPN:351

1928-B:55 Double. 8.3 (Sym. 1921). Fink.

1928-B-d:148 Double type; large; midseason. Large, cupped guards and conical center with an incurved narrow collar of notched petals, pale, old-rose-pink with a decided lavender tone, especially in the center; pleasing fragrance. Tall, free-blooming, with good stems and broad, light foliage. A very distinct variety. Good for both garden decoration and cutting. “Very tall. I should call the color light rose-pink. The flower is distinguished by its very high form.”—Saunders. “Ideal cut-flower. Strong grower.”—Boyd.

1976-K:101 (Kelway, 1888) – Double – Pink – Midseason. Tall. Pleasing fragrance. Large. Large, cupped guards and conical center with an incurved narrow collar of notched petals, pale old-rose pink with a decided lavender tone, especially in the center. Free-blooming, with good stems and broad, light foliage. A very distinct variety. Good for both garden decoration and cutting. “Very tall. I should call the color light rose-pink. The flower is distinguished by its very high form.” – Saunders. “Ideal cut-flower. Strong Grower.” – Boyd. M.

Specimens in the Garden

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9 - See full bed map

2E

9 - See full bed map

2F