Monday, January 9, 2023

Elizabethan Persistence

Elizabethan Persistence

Name: Elizabethan Persistence

Seedling Number: EFSM2

Bloom Diameter: 5.5”

Scape Height: 33”

Branches: 4

Bud Count: 19

Bloom Season: EM

Rebloom: Yes

Color/Description: Lavender pink with raspberry band and think petal edges above green to chartreuse throat.

Ploidy: Tetraploid

Bloom Habit: Diurnal

Foliage: Sev

Fragrance: No

Pod Parent: Elizabethan Fantasia

Pollen Parent: Stare Master

Year Bred: 2013

Rust Resistance: A+/3 years

Fertile: Both ways

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Comments: One of my best rebloomers, showing very consistent rebloom every year in my garden, often making two sets of rebloom scapes before frost puts and end to the show. The branching is very nice, with a high bud count. The flower is attractive and shows a slight edge, which is often much more obvious in the seedlings. Some seedlings show patterned eyes. The rust resistance is excellent as is the thrips resistance. Fertile both ways and and excellent breeder. Very hardy and a good increaser.

Elizabethan Persistence
First round of scapes in late afternoon

Elizabethan Persistence
Scapes are tall and well-branched and bud counts are impressive

Elizabethan Persistence
In the seedling bed at sunset in 2017. The late evening light makes the flower look more bluish than it is in real life. Lavender and purple are difficult colors to photograph.

Elizabethan Persistence
First round scapes, finished flowering, showing the branching and a seed pod, while the first round of rebloom scapes emerge below.

Elizabethan Persistence
Rebloom flower in the early morning.