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'Tuhkimo'

Medium to large, pinkish-white flowers. Flower margins suffused slightly greyish red on opening but blade ageing; bar remains slightly creamy with veins very faintly red-tinged; outside remains slightly reddish with pale yellow bar and grey down. Filaments white; connectives and anthers pale red. Fruit-heads persistent. 'Tuhkimo' means "Cinderella" in Finnish.

Group: Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: 1.5 - 2.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Jun Jul
USDA zones: 6 7 8 9
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: J Räsänen
Country of origin: Finland
Date raised: r2006 n2013
Parentage: 'Miss Bateman' (s) x 'Moonlight'
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 11-17cm
Tepals: 8; 5-8cm long, 2-2.5cm wide, broadly elliptic, overlapping in basal half but slightly gappy at base, tip long-pointed (acuminate to cuspidate)