Mid May

This is a triple hybrid with three species in its parentage.  In 2020 the leaves were frost damaged and many had red, curled edges.  Badly infected with botrytis in 2022 after a cool wet spring in spite of extra care in fall cleanup in 2021.

Cultivar: Mid May
Year: 1950
Seedling No: 15973. Page 4 of Saunders’ Notebook I
Parentage: 27:  ‘Otto Froebel’ X 4992 (4992 = F2 of (lactiflora X macrophylla))
Flower: Color: blush pink, lighter flares
Form: single, 8 petals, crinkled edges
Blooms: Week 4
Carpels: white (Wister) I would say light yellow
Stigmas: red
Disc: pink, prominent
Stamens: filaments red throughout
Plant: Habit: spreading bush
Foliage color: dark green, shiny
Foliage form: large leaves
Height: 34″ (reported); 28″ in 2021
Recommendation: Recommended
Availability: Several specialty nurseries