‘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.
|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|
|Stamens:||filaments dark pink at base, shading lighter, abundant|
|Foliage color:||medium green, dark red stems|
|Foliage form:||pointed leaves, not lobed|
|Height:||40″ in 2021|
|Availability:||Several specialty nurseries|