Sunday, May 12, 2013

Butterfly Cravat


Like the deftly-knotted tie of an Edwardian dandy, this flower lends a touch of elegance to the garden.. These boldly-eyed blossoms have a definite "face." The color is a flesh-peach with a raised lavender midrib,  red-violet eye and olive throat. The eye "bleeds" into the petal color. Diamond-dusted with a gold pencil-edge. Clear colors. Buds have a touch of lavender.


Wanting a taller scape on Paper Butterfly, I crossed it with Gay Cravat, again a Peck cultivar. The result is this very free-flowering plant that is taller than both parents, with the large blooms well balanced on the tall scapes. The flowers face outward all around the plant for a sculptured look. Budcount 18-23, with three-way branching. Thick creped substance. Fertile both ways.

Gay Cravat x Paper Butterfly
Flower 6 1/2 x 3 x 2"
Height 36"
Early Midseason

Introduced at: $75


1 comment:

  1. Butterfly Cravat is my favorite of your beauties! Love the strong eye. Works perfectly with the form. Congrats on a lovely flower!