*RUFFLED MASTERWORK (Stamile,P.) TET
1232-C [(San Ignacio x Ed Brown) X Tetra Grace Pierce] 25 EERe. Ev. vfr.
emo. ext. 7½ x 4 x 2½. 3-way branching. 21 buds.
This is the first introduction from TETRA GRACE PIERCE. TETRA GRACE PIERCE
has the ability to impart giantism into the flowers it is crossed to.
It is not unusual for the TETRA GRACE PIERCE seedlings to top 8 with 4½
petal width and 3 sepals. Moreover, TETRA GRACE PIERCE is a hard flower,
that is it possesses very heavy substance and imparts this to its seedlings.
Even though the TETRA GRACE PIERCE seedlings bloom very early, often during
very cold weather, they open well during this time. The diploid GRACE PIERCE
has not been shown to be a very hardy cultivar so I would recommend mulching
this one in the North. RUFFLED MASTERWORK is the most ruffled of
my TETRA GRACE PIERCE seedlings. This large full formed salmon rose is
a show stopper. No flower in the garden has the impact that this flower
has in the early season. A powerful parent for huge ruffled flowers and
a paramount early garden favorite. Fertile both ways