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'Galaxy'

Large, unusually marked flowers, purple-blue (and sometimes pale pink) suffusing a white background to give a conspicuously marbled appearance. Filaments white at base, shading to pink; connectives pink-purple; anthers red; pollen grey.

Group: Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: 2.5 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): May Jun Jul | Aug Sep
USDA zones: 4 5 6 7 8 9
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: J Bowers
Country of origin: USA
Date raised: r2013 n2016
Parentage: Sport from ‘The President’
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 15-18cm
Tepals: 6-8; 6-9 cm long × 4-6 cm wide, elliptic to narrowly ovate, overlapping slightly or touching at base, wavy-margined, long-pointed with acute or cuspidate tips