Silver Dawn F3

What is now sold are descendants of the original plant, likely an F3 generation. Scott Parker, former APS President, has several plants under this name and says they are all different.¬† The one pictured and described came from Oregon Perennials through an APS Auction. Several breeders have selected and named progeny from this plant including ‘Dawn Glow’ (Saunders/Hollingsworth, 1986), ‘Joyful Pink’ (Klehm, 1999), ‘Soft Apricot Kisses’ (Klehm, 1999), and ‘White Angel’ (Klehm, 1999). It has also been used extensively as a pollen parent to produce famous progeny such as ‘Sunny Girl’ (Laning, 1985), ‘Greenland’ (Pehrson/Seidl, 1989) and ‘Lois’ Choice’ (Laning, 1993).

Cultivar: Silver Dawn F3
Year: 1949
Seedling No: 11578 (original plant). Page 79 of Saunders’ Notebook II
Parentage: 24: obovata ssp. willmottiae X macrophylla
Flower: Color: white, flushed pink
Form: single, 8 petals
Blooms: Week 4
Carpels: 3, green, woolly
Stigmas: dark red
Stamens: filaments red at very base, shading to lemon yellow
Plant: Habit: upright
Foliage color: medium green
Foliage form: medium sized leaves, entire
Height: 37″ in 2022
Recommendation: Recommended 
Availability: Few specialty nurseries