‘Fantasia’ has much better form than some plants with macrophylla heritage which seem to sprawl as the clumps mature.  It looks fantastic in bud, produces a lot of flowers, and blooms for more than a week.

Perhaps I love this plant because of its location with two choice conifers backing it.

Cultivar: Fantasia
Year: 1941
Seedling No: 11557.
Parentage: 4B: F2 of (lactiflora 3317 X macrophylla)
Flower: Color: pink (lavender tone), subtle white flares with darker veins
Form: single, 10 petals
Blooms: Week 4 in shade, could be earlier
Carpels: 2, pale, pink toned, woolly
Stigmas: crimson
Disc: pink, obscure
Stamens: filaments dark pink at base, shading lighter, abundant
Plant: Habit: rounded bush
Foliage color: medium green, dark red stems
Foliage form: pointed leaves, not lobed
Height: 40″ in 2021
Recommendation: Highly recommended
Availability: Several specialty nurseries