Wister describes this flower as having white pistils (carpels) with pale pink stigmas; additionally, the 1943 Saunders’ catalog supplement describes white flares on the outside. Obviously, my photographs show slightly different features so maybe I have the wrong plant. However, I recently observed ‘Bravura’ in a friend’s garden (top photo) and it appears to be identical to my own plant (second photo).
Any comments on this plant?
|Seedling No:||9266. Page 22 of Saunders’ Notebook I|
|Parentage:||7: lactiflora X “lobata of Perry”|
|Form:||semi-double; large center of yellow stamens, not a large flower|
|Stamens:||yellow filaments, abundant stamens (“large heart” -Silvia Saunders’ notes)|
|Foliage color:||medium green|
|Foliage form:||fairly pointed leaves, some lobed|
|Height:||25″ (reported); 19″ in my garden|
|Availability:||Several specialty nurseries|