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'Vancouver Sea Breeze'

Large, flat or flattish light reddish-purple flowers turning paler and bluer with age. Deep purple-pink mid-rib ageing to pale purple. Yellowish white filaments, anthers pale yellow, connectives have a dark spot at the tip. Fruit heads persistent.

Group: Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: 2.0 - 2.5 metres
Flowering period(s): May Jun | Aug Sep Oct
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: r2000 n2005 i2012
Parentage: 'Kathleen Wheeler' (s) X 'Blue Ravine'
Other name(s): RUFFLED FEATHERS; 'Vancouver Sea Breeze'

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 15-20cm
Tepals: 8; broadly elliptic, overlapping, margins strongly ruffled, tip obtuse but with a distinct apiculus