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'Bal Tsvetov'

Very large pale violet flowers with a darker bar having wavy edges to the tepals. The anthers are a purple-violet colour. The flowers abundantly cover the stems during the flowering season, hence the name 'the ball of the flowers' - we suspect a reference to Tchaikovsky's 'Nutcracker' ballet.

Group: Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: 2.5 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Aspect: Any aspect
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: M A Beskaravainaja
Country of origin: USSR/Ukraine
Date raised: r1968 f1971 n1972
Parentage: 'Lawsoniana' x free pollen
Other name(s): 'Bal Tsvetov'

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 12-21cm
Tepals: 6-8; 6-8cm long, up to 5cm wide, orbicular, apiculate, overlapping, wavy margins

People:  Click the name(s) for information about:

M A Beskaravainaja