Archangel

‘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. 

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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
Height: 29″ in 2021

 

Recommendation: Recommended
Availability: Multiple specialty nurseries