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'Pink Giant'

Small to medium sized, strongly scented, flowers: deep pink above, paler pink and white-downy beneath. Filaments white; anthers pale yellow. Fruit-heads persistent.

Group: Montana group
Fragrant: Yes
Approximate height: 2.0 - 2.5 metres
Flowering period(s): Apr May
Pruning: No pruning (Group 1)
Raised by: R Mitchell
Country of origin: New Zealand
Date raised: n2011
Parentage: Chance seedling; parentage unknown (but probably involving ‘Giant Star’)
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 8.5cm
Tepals: 4; 4.5cm long, 3cm wide, broadly elliptic, gappy, with margins in upper half (including tips) markedly and irregularly wavy, almost crenulate, tips retuse, tips and margins somewhat incurved to give sepals concave or scooped appearance