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'Grace'

Small, creamy white, outward facing flowers with red-purple stamens. Robin Savill writes: "Although raised in 1925, 'Grace' did not enter Skinner's catalogue until 1939. By the middle of the 1940's it was no longer included. Since then it had been considered lost to horticulture until, in 1998, Stanley Zubrowski (also of Canada and familiar with the late Dr Skinner's work) received a mysterious parcel from Holland containing, what later proved to be, a specimen of 'Grace'. John Fopma of Holland had been sent a plant by Magnus Johnson of Sweden, who presumably received a plant from Dr Skinner."

Group: Tangutica group
Approximate height: 3.0 - 4.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Jul Aug Sep
Aspect: Sun or semi-shade
Pruning: Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by: Frank Skinner
Country of origin: Canada
Date raised: r1925 ni1939
Parentage: serratifolia x ligusticifolia
Other name(s): tangutica 'Grace'

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 2.5-5cm
Tepals: 4; tip recurved