In 1931, Saunders reported its coloration as “very near ‘Hope’ but lighter.” My plant is very young and so far it has only produced single flowers with about 10 petals and a somewhat irregular shape. However, the APS website states “double when established” so I think I will see a different flower form in the future.
This flower looks very similar to my ‘Lotus Bloom’ which comes from the same cross so I need to look at these two more closely in the future to determine if they are truly different plants.
|Seedling No:||3729. Page 158 of Saunders’ Notebook I|
|Parentage:||8A: ‘Otto Froebel’ X lactiflora|
|Flower:||Color:||rose pink with white flares on reverse|
|Form:||registered as double, so far mine is single, about 10 petals, fringed, somewhat irregular|
|Carpels:||4, green (agrees with Silvia Saunders’ notebook but Wister says white)|
|Stamens:||filaments very light yellow, stamens sparse|
|Foliage color:||light green, red stems|
|Height:||27″ in 2022|