Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Cherry Tree Children



Above: Daytime color of strong cherry pink with just a suggestion of lighter sepals.
Below right: At 8:30 pm--showing lavender-pink color with bud opening above.

Come brother, come sister! Up into the cherry tree! The cherries are ripe and will not wait! For a season we were cherry tree children, taking our sustenance from the great broad-limbed tree, our hands and faces stained red with its juice.

This plant selected itself as a robust grower and increaser, producing many flowers on well-budded scapes. The delicious color is cherry-pink, fading to lavender-pink by evening, with light pink sepals that remind me of the white cherry blossoms. Gold sunburst throat, olive green heart, with a ruffled gold edge on petals.

Combines rich color and watermark from Court Magician with dormancy from Big Blue, and broad ruffled form from Portofino. Three-way branching and 13-18 buds. Nocturnal opening. Double fans. 

(Court Magician x Big Blue) x Portofino
Flower 6 x 3 1/2 x 2"
Height 28"
Dormant
Early Midseason
Nocturnal

Introduced at $75

Price for 2016: $55


Clump in evening--showing strong bitone contrast, with next day's buds opening.

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