Honor

At least a few collectors have had confusion between ‘Honor’, ‘Hope’, and ‘Good Will’.  The flower colors are virtually identical, but ‘Honor’ has light cream/white stigmas, ‘Hope’ has light pink, and ‘Good Will’ has darker pink. Foliage is also quite different but more difficult to describe. So be sure to check the color of the stigmas on your plants to verify.

Cultivar: Honor
Year: 1941
Seedling No: 8410. Pages 146 & 157 of Saunders’ Notebook I
Parentage: 8: lactiflora ‘Venus’ X peregrina ‘Otto Froebel’
Flower: Color: bright pink
Form: single, 2 rows of petals, crinkled, open flower
Blooms: Week 4
Carpels: 3-4, pale green, woolly
Stigmas: very light cream
Disc: white, conspicuous
Stamens: filaments are white
Plant: Habit: upright spreading
Foliage color: medium green, shining
Foliage form: leaflets are lobed
Height: 29″, 2021
Recommendation: Recommended
Availability: Several specialty nurseries