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'Lech Walesa'

Large, light violet flowers. The tepals are darkest at the edges fading to a white bar at the centre. Yellow anthers on white filaments. As the flowers mature, the tepals become somewhat recurved and often slightly twisted. Awarded a gold medal at 'Plantarium 2005'.

Szczepan Marczynski, on his website, writes that the cultivar is "named after Lech Walesa, the first chairman of the Independent Trade Union "Solidarnosc", from 1980 to 1990. In 1983 he was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. He was also President of Poland in 1990-1995."

Approximate height: 2.0 - 2.5 metres
Flowering period(s): Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Pruning: Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by: Szczepan Marczynski
Country of origin: Poland
Date raised: r1993 f1995 n2003
Parentage: 'Mrs Cholmondeley' x unknown
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 20cm
Tepals: 6; 8-11cm long, 7cm wide, elliptic, overlapping, pointed, margin wavy

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Szczepan Marczynski