How well I like this plant is probably evidenced by the number of photographs I’ve taken of it dating back to 2012 when I first saw and photographed it in Don Hollingsworth’s garden. It is a different, warmer shade of pink than many of the quadruple hybrids.
The flower color undergoes a transformation as the flower ages, becoming more flat and much of the pink fades to white so you might think (as I did) that a photo is of a different flower.
|Seedling No:||16209 (ref. 1965 catalogue)|
|Parentage:||28: lactiflora X (officinalis X (mlokosewitschii X macrophylla))|
|Flower:||Color:||“warm” pink with white flares on the reverse|
|Form:||single, two rows (10 petals), cupped when first opening|
|Carpels:||2-3, greenish yellow, slightly woolly|
|Stamens:||filaments pink at base, shading to yellow|
|Plant:||Habit:||upright, spreads more when mature|
|Foliage color:||medium green|
|Foliage form:||medium sized leaves|
|Height:||28″ in 2021|
|Availability:||Several specialty nurseries|