Solo Flight

One of perhaps four 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 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: [DISC]
Stamens: lemon yellow filaments, petaloids among the satamens
Plant: Habit: upright
Foliage color: medium green, good fall foliage color
Foliage form: narrow, not lobed
Height: [HEIGHT]
Recommendation: Highly recommended
Availability: Few specialty nurseries