|Possum in a D-Cup
|The flowers start the season
as a rich burgundy to rose-purple and slowly soften to a rose pink as
the season progresses. The petals carry a pronounced toothy-gold
edge. The flowers also have a large lighter watermark and a green
throat. Very prolific grower. The large blooms are very
distinctive and striking. The teeth are so pronounced on this flower
when naming it all I could think of is the sharp and pointy teeth of
the possum, hence the name 'Possum in a D-Cup' - named after a baby
possum that we found in the bedroom one night stuck in Susie’s bra.
Blooms single early in the season and double when the humidity rises.
(‘Susan Pritchard-Petit’ x ‘Cardassian Border’)
x ‘Balancing Act’ - M.,
Re., Fr., 25 buds, 4 way branching.
Photo Credit: John Peat