Monday, January 10, 2022

Elizabethan Fairy Queen

 Elizabethan Fairy Queen

Name: Elizabethan Fairy Queen

Seedling Number: SMSDD2

Bloom Diameter: 5”

Scape Height: 33”

Branches: 4

Bud Count: 25

Bloom Season: M

Rebloom: Yes

Color/Description: Lavender pink with blue-gray lavender watermark  and golden wire edge above green to chartreuse throat.

Ploidy: Tet

Bloom Habit: Diurnal

Foliage: Dorm


Pod Parent: Super Magician

Pollen Parent: Stardust Dragon

Year Bred: 2013

Rust Resistance: A/3 Years tested - A+/First Year, A/Last 2 Years

Fertile: Both Ways

Elizabethan Fairy Queen is a delightful flower on an excellent plant with very reliable performance, combined with high fertility, rust resistance and thrips resistance, and is a tribute to the foundational work of the Munson breeding program, showing the famous 'Munson watermark'. The rust resistance is high at A level (it just narrowly missed A+ level). The thrips resistance is quite good. The color is extremely clear and pretty and the wonderful scapes with great branching and nice bud counts allow those lovely flowers to present in profusion for a long blooming period. It then follows up the performance with one or two rounds of rebloom, usually instant rebloom and fall rebloom most years here. Beautiful and reliable in the garden, as well as an excellent breeder for clear colors, a range of forms, bigger edges and great plants with vigor and resistance to rust and thrips.

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Below you will find multiple pictures of Elizabethan Fairy Queen from 2016 through 2021, first in the seedling bed and then in the line out garden. The last two pictures are of a favorite seedling from this introduction (SDLG x Elizabethan Fairy Queen). Note the wonderful branching that Elizabethan Fairy Queen can produce in its seedlings. Click on any image below to see a large image and easily look through all the images in a photo gallery.

Elizabethan Fairy Queen sdlg

Elizabethan Fairy Queen sdlg branches