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'Vancouver Fragrant Star'

Large or very large, vanilla-scented, white flowers, midrib faintly tinged yellowish green (particularly at tip and base), white downy beneath. Filaments white; connectives and anthers blue-purple. Seedheads persistent.

Group: Early large-flowered group
Fragrant: Yes
Approximate height: 2.0 - 2.5 metres
Flowering period(s): Jun Jul Sep
Aspect: Sun or semi-shade
USDA zones: 4 5 6 7 8
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: F Wein Sr
Country of origin: Canada
Date raised: r2001 n2004 i2009
Parentage: 'Souvenir de Capitaine Thuilleaux' x 'Blue Ravine'
Other name(s): 'Fragrant Star'; EYE OF THE STORM

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 16-20cm
Tepals: 8; elliptic, overlapping, tips blunt but with protruding apiculus