Great Lady

This is the second plant I’ve purchased as ‘Great Lady’. The first was incorrect but I am hoping this one is the real deal.  There are no discrepancies between its characteristics and those described by Silvia Saunders.  I am impressed by its upright growth habit and pretty flowers. 

Cultivar: Great Lady
Year: 1943
Seedling No: 9816. Page 22 of Saunders’ Notebook I
Parentage: 7: lactiflora 1952 X peregrina “lobata of Perry”
Flower: Color: deep rose pink, fades to light pink with darker flares
Form: single, two rows of petals, 10-14
Blooms: Week 5
Carpels: 3-4, green, woolly
Stigmas: light pink
Disc: white, prominent
Stamens: filaments yellow
Plant: Habit: upright
Foliage color: medium green
Foliage form: narrow leaves, not lobed
Height: 32-38″ (reported – Klehm’s), 38″ in 2021
Recommendation: Recommended
Availability: Several specialty nurseries