Still searching for the identity of Elizabeth Cahn.
Mary Judson Averett of New Jersey was not impressed with its 5 days of bloom in 1948 (National Horticultural Magazine, vol 27, p.109) “the time from the opening of the first bud to the dropping of the last petal was only five days.”
What she wrote is definitely accurate. It is an early bloomer and easy to miss.
|Seedling No:||4931. Page 186 of Saunders’ Notebook I|
|Parentage:||13: lactiflora X wittmanniana|
|Form:||single (Saunders described it as twisted but I haven’t observed that)|
|Blooms:||Week 2 or 3|
|Carpels:||2, pale green, woolly|
|Stamens:||filaments are white|
|Foliage color:||medium green, red stems|
|Foliage form:||pointed leaves, infolded|
|Height:||22″ in 2021; 21″ in 2022|
|Availability:||Few specialty nurseries|