Good Will

This is a very difficult plant to find and the first one I bought proved to be ‘Hope’, not ‘Good Will’.  So glad to have the real thing! Petals are lightly fringed and the color is so cheery.  Should be more widely grown.  We all need some good will.

 

Cultivar: Good Will
Year: 1942
Seedling No: 4720. Page 160 of Saunders’ Notebook I
Parentage: 8A: peregrina ‘Otto Froebel’ X lactiflora ‘Marguerite Gerard’

 

Flower: Color: bright rose pink
Form: semi-double (Saunders called it “almost a double”), occasional petaloids
Blooms: Week 5
Carpels: 6-7, light green, woolly
Stigmas: bright rose pink (self)
Disc: white
Stamens: filaments light yellow
Plant: Habit: upright
Foliage color: light green
Foliage form: narrow leaves, terminal leaves lobed
Height: 29″ in 2021

 

Recommendation: Highly recommended
Availability: Rare