Monday, May 13, 2013

Knight's Valor

This vigorous deep purple with pleated ruffling sometimes has a smoky color, which suggests a medieval quality, like a knight errant on his flying charger. The gold throat expands its rays into a light-purple watermark--the Munson trademark.

The courtly name is reminiscent of Bill Munson, as Knight's Valor is indebted to Munson through its pollen parent, Robert Lee Batt (which has in its background Vintage Wine and Nairobi Night.)  However, unlike those Munson classics, this is a hard dormant. A strong grower and fast increaser, it has 3-4-way branching and a budcount of 22-26.

Nordic Night x Robert Lee Batt
Flower 5 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 2"
Height 29"
Early Midseason

Introduced at $60

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