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'Optimist'

Large, single, blue-violet flowers with a light violet bar. The filaments are whitish, the anthers yellow.

Group: Late large-flowered group
Approximate height: 1.8 - 2.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Jul Aug Sep
Aspect: Any aspect
Pruning: Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by: U & A Kivistik
Country of origin: Estonia
Date raised: r1982 n1988
Parentage: 'Hagley Hybrid' x unknown
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 14-18cm
Sepals: 6, 7-8cm long, elliptic, overlapping, pointed, margins wavy
Leaflets: irregularly toothed

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Uno and Aili Kivistik