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Best Cut® 'Shirley Temple'
Orig.: (Smirnow, bef. 1952)
Group: Lactiflora
Bloom period: Late Midseason
Bloom week: 5 & 6
Flower form: Double
Height: Medium
USDA zone: 2 to 8
Item number: 5072


Full double; large size, opens blush pink, fading to white with time. Good substance and form, central petals often with delicate crimson highlights. Good plant habit, vigorous and productive, grows to a medium size bush. A very reliable and profuse bloomer when mature. Strong stem, erect, carries the flower above the canopy. Side buds extend bloom period, should be disbudded for cut flowers and exhibition. Foliage, attractive deep green with semi-gloss sheen. Withstands moderate adverse weather when in flower but benefits from staking for best results. An excellent old fashion garden variety with good cut flower qualities.

Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Cut
®; general garden and landscape use; perennial border; cut flower garden; cutter.

Species cultivar, P. lactiflora. Parentage: 'Festiva Maxima' x 'Mme. Edouard Doriat'

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