Elizabeth Foster

I am still searching for the identity of Elizabeth Foster for whom this plant is named. My first thought was that she might be related to H. Lincoln Foster of rock gardening fame.  It is known that he and his wife Laura Louise designed a garden for the Root Glen. But I did not find a connection.

Cultivar: Elizabeth Foster
Year: 1941
Seedling No: 10050. Pages 22 & 37 of Saunders’ Notebook I
Parentage: 7: lactiflora #3500 X peregrina “lobata of Perry”
Flower: Color: bright rose pink, outer white flares
Form: single, two rows of petals, cupped
Blooms: Week 5
Carpels: 4, light green, woolly
Stigmas: bright rose pink
Disc: pink (Silvia Saunders)
Stamens: filaments are yellow
Plant: Habit: upright rounded bush
Foliage color: medium dark green, shining
Foliage form: narrow leaves
Height: 33″ in 2021
Recommendation: Recommended
Availability: Few specialty nurseries