*PARADISE CITY (Stamile,P.) TET 7189-A
(Strawberry Fields Forever x Lake Effect) 30” Late-VL. EV. no fr.
EMO. 5½” x 3 1/8” x 2 1/8”. 4 way branching. 30-35
buds. Ah, the mysteries of hybridizing! From a mid season and
a mid season late comes PARADISE CITY, the last flower in the garden to
begin bloom. This flower is really about Late Bloom – bringing the
bloom season to late June in the South and to late August-September in
the North. This beautiful cream pink is marked with a mauve rose
eye and an edge of mauve rose rimmed in yellow. Blooms are very flat
and full with unique edges that fold and curl on all three
of the petals but is usually especially prominent on one of the petals.
Scapes are some of the best in the garden presenting the large blooms well
and allowing the large flowers to open without crowding. A dramatic
and striking addition to the late season. Fertile both ways and an
interesting heritage for hybridizing……………...$100.00