‘Archangel’ is very similar to ‘Chalice’. Many sources (including the Saunders’ catalogues!) list it as an F2 of ‘Chalice’ but according to Saunders’ Notebook I, its parent is another unnamed seedling  (#1612) from a lactiflora ‘Jean Bancroft’ X macrophylla cross whereas ‘Chalice’ comes from lactiflora ‘Primevere’ X macrophylla.  ‘Archangel’ tends to spread out more than does ‘Chalice’ so be sure to give it some room. 


Cultivar: Archangel
Year: 1950
Seedling No: 12037. Page 72 of Saunders’ Notebook I
Parentage: F2 of  #1612; #1612 = (lactiflora ‘Jean Bancroft’ X macrophylla)


Flower: Color: pale pink tinge when first opens, fades to white
Form: single, ruffled petal edges
Blooms: Week 3 or 4
Carpels: 3, light greenish-yellow, slightly woolly
Stigmas: deep red
Disc: bright pink
Stamens: filaments reddish at base, shading to yellow, abundant stamens
Plant: Habit: spreading
Foliage color: medium green, shining
Foliage form: large leaves, entire
Height: 29″ in 2021


Recommendation: Recommended
Availability: Multiple specialty nurseries