Solo Flight

One of the seven lactifloras introduced by Saunders before he began crossing different species.  The flower is charming.  Foliage is very colorful and attractive in fall. 

An error in an APS publication has led more than one nursery to offer this under the name ‘Solot White’.

Cultivar: Solo Flight
Year: 1935
Seedling No: 3494. (Referenced on Page 49 of Saunders’ Notebook as parent in a cross.)
Parentage: 0: lactiflora
Flower: Color: pale pink
Form: Japanese flower form
Blooms: Week 6
Carpels: greenish yellow (lemon)
Stigmas: pale yellow, almost white
Disc: white, edged pink
Stamens: lemon yellow filaments, petaloids among the stamens
Plant: Habit: upright
Foliage color: medium green, good fall foliage color, slightly red stems
Foliage form: narrow, not lobed
Height: 40″ in 2022
Recommendation: Highly recommended
Availability: Few specialty nurseries