Sophie

The flowers are held on very long stems which seem unable to support the blooms, so the plant tends to sprawl when in bloom.  A photo you’ll never see in a catalogue! Give it support.

Cultivar: Sophie
Year: 1940
Seedling No: 10108. Pages 22 & 39 of Saunders’ Notebook I
Parentage: 7: lactiflora ‘Kelway’s Glorious’ X peregrina “lobata of Perry”
Flower: Color: deep cherry pink
Form: semi-double, 3-4 rows of petals, small flowers
Blooms: Week 5
Carpels: light greenish yellow
Stigmas: very pale pink
Disc: white (Silvia Saunders’ notes)
Stamens: light yellow filaments
Plant: Habit: spreading
Foliage color: medium green
Foliage form: very narrow leaves, not lobed
Height: 25″ (reported)
Recommendation: Collectors’ plant
Availability: Rare, mine was a gift from a friend